For the preparation of water and forest guards, called in France the forest police, in 1929 in the Department of Loire was founded a special boarding school, in 1960 it was transformed into the national.
Training period at school – two months, the number of students 25-27. The school accepts persons stood a special exam and have at least one year of practical work in this specialty.
Hunting in France
At school students study the main types of wildlife, ecology and diseases of game, growing it in nurseries, the trapping and release of land. The course also includes the organization of reserves, dog breeding, hunting weapons, topography, first aid to the victim, methods of dealing with poachers.
In the practical training included the butchery, battue hunting, banding of poultry, the use of traps, etc. of the Person proposed for the position of chief inspector, held an additional two-week program.
Along with functions of protection officers hunting police perform the duties of technicians in the farming game and the economy of hunting. The school organized training and advanced training of employees of the forest guard.