CALIFORNIA HUNTER EDUCATION SPECIAL NOTICE!
Because of the COVID 19 situation, the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife has cancelled all in person Hunter Education Courses until further notice.
There is GOOD NEWS however!
Online courses are temporarily available for the State of California without having to attend a classroom session. To complete the course, go to https://www.hunter-ed.com/california/. Once you have passed the course you will be able to print out a Hunter Education Completion Course Certificate.
CALIFORNIA HUNTER EDUCATION
Reed's Indoor Range (1100 Duane Ave.) handles the registration for our Traditional 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. As of January 1, 2016, The Department of Fish and Wildlife also requires all students to register online for any Hunter Education Course.
For Online Follow-up Courses registration is completed online at:
Registration for both courses opens approximately two months before the class date.
2020 Course Dates
SPECIAL NOTICE - PER REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEPT. OF FISH AND WILDLIFE, WE MUST CANCEL CLASSES THROUGH THE END OF MARCH BECAUSE OF THE COVID 19 VIRUS. THIS MAY BE EXTENDED THROUGH LATER DATES. UPDATES WILL BE POSTED ON THIS SITE FOR OUR CLASSES AS SOON AS MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE.
Traditional Courses On-Line Follow Up Courses
(RO Indicates Date Registration Will Open
February 22 & 23 (Course Full) January 11 (Course Full)
April 18 & 19 (Cancelled by DFW) March 21 (Cancelled by DFW)
June 27 & 28 (Cancelled by DFW) May 16 (Cancelled by DFW)
August 22 & 23 (Cancelled by DFW) July 18 (Cancelled by DFW)
October 24 & 25 (Cancelled by DFW September 12 (Cancelled by DFW)
December 12 & 13 (Cancelled by DFW) November 14 (Cancelled by DFW)
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. 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 traditional courses in Santa Clara are handled by Reed's Indoor Range. For Online Follow-up Courses registration is done online at www.wildlife.ca.gov/huntered .
For information about courses in Greeley Hill, please call Bill Tidwell at 209-878-3056 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.