CALIFORNIA HUNTER EDUCATION SPECIAL NOTICE!
EFFECTIVE April 9, 2022 Hunter Education Courses Have Resumed
Hunter Education Courses may be completed one of three ways. 1. Traditional in Classroom Courses. 2. Online Courses that require a classroom follow up session. 3. Online Courses totally completed online.
We currently offer Traditional Classroom Courses at Reed's Indoor Range.
CALIFORNIA HUNTER EDUCATION
Pleas register online at the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife website at www.wildlife.ca.gov/huntered. After registering, students will be require to go to Reed's Indoor Range (1100 Duane Ave., Santa Clara 95054) to pay the $20.00 course fee and pick up study materials for the class.
Registration for courses open approximately two months before the class date.
2023 Course Dates
RO Indicates Date Registration Will Open
February 25 & 26 (RO January 10)
May 20 & 21 (RO March 21)
September 9 & 10 (RO July 10)
December 2 & 3 (RO October 3)
COURSES BY OTHER INSTRUCTORS IN CALIFORNIA CAN BE FOUND ON THE DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE WEBSITE AT: www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunter-Education
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.
Courses are normally held every other month (see schedule). Preregistration is required as space is limited. Registration for traditional courses in Santa Clara are handled by Reed's Indoor Range.
For information about courses in Greeley Hill, please call Bill Tidwell at 209-878-3056 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.