CALIFORNIA HUNTER EDUCATION
Note: Reed's Indoor Range (1100 Duane Ave.) handles the registration for our Hunter Education Courses in Santa Clara. Before going down to register, we suggest giving them a call at 408-970-9870 to ensure that there is room for a particular date. registration opens six weeks before the class date. As of January 1, 2016, The Department of Fish and Wildlife also requires all students to register online for any Hunter Education Course.
2019 Course Dates
Traditional Courses On-Line Follow Up Courses
(RO Indicates Date Registration Will Open
February 23 & 24 (Course Full) January 19 (Course Full)
April 13 & 14 (RO 3/2) March 23 (Course Full)
June 22 & 23 (RO 5/11) May 18 (RO 4/6)
August 24 & 25 (RO 7/13) July 27 (RO 6/15)
October 19 & 20 (RO 9/7) September 28 (RO 8/17)
December 7 & 8 (RO 11/2) November 16 (RO 10/5)
COURSES BY OTHER INSTRUCTORS IN CALIFORNIA CAN BE FOUND ON THE DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE WEBSITE AT: www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered
In a continued effort to reduce firearm accidents, the State of California requires all first time resident hunters, regardless of age, to complete hunter education training or pass a comprehensive equivalency test before purchasing a hunting license. The California Department of Fish and Game conducts training throughout the state. Each year approximately 30,000 students complete the states ten-hour minimum hunter education course. Statistics show hunter education training is a success.
Students have a choice of attending a traditional Hunter Education course or an On-Line course where most of the study is completed on a computer but still requires a four hour classroom session. Both courses are taught by California State Certified instructors.
Topics covered include: Ethics & Hunter Responsibility, Wildlife Management, Firearms - Rifle, Pistols & Shotguns, Muzzleloading, Firearms Safety & Handling, Bowhunting, Hunting Regulations, Wildlife Identification, Survival & First Aid and Game Care
All of the information needed to pass the course will be provided during the class. Students are required to attend the entire course and pass a written examination to obtain a Hunter Education Completion Certificate. Most of our courses also include a live fire exercise with .22 caliber rifles.
Courses are normally held monthly. Preregistration is required as space is limited. Registration for courses in Santa Clara is handled by Reed's Indoor Range. Class fee: $20.00 per person. (On-line course also requires a $24.50 website fee).
For information about courses in Greeley Hill, please call Bill Tidwell at 209-878-3056 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.