California Department of Fish and Wildlife

California Hunter Education Program

Bow Hunting Classes

Comprehensive classes for bow hunters are available through the International Bow hunter Education Program.

These classes fulfill the requirements states other than California may mandate when individuals want to do any out of state archery hunting.

Please note that this class is separate from and is not required and does not apply to receiving your hunter safety certificate. has educational materials including the student manual and a distance learning course available on-line. If you are thinking of taking the online course or have taken the distance learning course and need a Field Day to complete the course work to receive your certificate, contact one of the individuals below.

County City Date Location Contact Additional Information
Amador Ione 5/10-11 Lodi Bowmen Archery
2557 Buena Vista Road
Brent Sloan
(209) 571-1618
Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Class fee $20.
Butte Challenge 6/21, 22 Cougar Mountain Archery Range Joe and Joan Becker
(530) 577-7438
Class info (PDF)
El Dorado Shingle Springs 4/5-6 Absolute Archery
4101-D Wild Chaparral Drive
Larry Rolufs
(530) 885-7677
Fresno Clovis As needed Impact Archery Jim Dubois
(916) 284-2072
Glenn       Wilda Sealy
(530) 265-3786
Kings   Call for classes   Eric Virden
On-line follow up class
Los Angeles San Fernando 8/3 Angeles Range Curtis Hermann
(805) 986-3195
(805) 750-0478
Complete on-line course prior to attending class.
Merced Los Banos 7/5   Eric Virden
(559) 582-4263
Followup class
Placer Roseville 5/9-10   Robert Moore
(916) 723-6792
Class hours 5/9 6pm-10pm, 5/10 8am=5pm.
Placer Roseville 8/2-3   Jim Williams
(916) 730-9954
Sat 9am at Wilderness Archery. Sun 9am at Maya Archers.
Placer Roseville 9/27 Maya Archery Range Larry Rolufs
(530) 885-7677
Field day online. Must have completed online course. Class starts at 9am.
San Bernardino Victorville 7/19-20 Appley Valley Gun Club Lyle Drenth
(760) 885-5114
Classroom day 7/19, 8am-5pm. Field day 7/20, 8am-1pm. Can skip classroom day if Field Day Qualifier Online course is taken prior to field day.
San Bernardino Chino 8/16-17 Oranco Bowmen Archery Club
17504 Pomona Rincon Road
Chriss Bowles
(951) 757-4571
Class opens at 6:30am, class instruction starting at 7am. Limited to 20 students.
San Diego Descanso call for dates   Doug or Michelle McClanahan
(619) 445-2305
(619) 445-2107
Check website for class information.
San Diego El Cajon 5/8 P2K Range
2082 Willow Glenn Dr
Bob Fusco
(619) 507-7990
Class hours 4:30-9pm. Class info(PDF)
San Diego Escondido 9/13   Frank Alllessio
(760) 743-8718
San Diego Santee Classes held quarterly   Jeff Simonides
(619) 200-5236
San Mateo Pacifica 8/16 SF Archers Jim Langell
(650) 392-5128
Must pre-register. Class starts at 8am.
Santa Barbara Buellton 5/31&6/1 Santa Ynez Bow and Pistol Club Steven Adam Class fee is $20 and lunch will be provided at the range.
Tulare   Call for classes   Eric Virden
On-line follow up class



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