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.

www.nbef.org 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
 
Glenn       Wilda Sealy
(530) 265-3786
 
Kings   Call for classes   Eric Virden
(559-582-4263
On-line follow up class
Mendocino Ukiah 5/3-4 Ukiah Gun Club
2300 Vichy Springs Rd
John Holder
(707) 489-3380
Mike Whetzel
(707) 972-4972
Must pre-register. Class fee $20. classroom time 5/3, 8am-4pm. Field day 5/4 9am-3pm.
Merced Merced 5/31 Merced Police Dept
10260 Gove Road
Mark Akers
(209) 628-8099
Class 8am-12pm. Class fee $20. Pre-registration required. Class limited to 12 students. Completion of the NBEF on-line course is required. The signed, on-line certificate is required. The class is outdoors, dress for the weather. Bring your bow and 3 arrows with field points.
Los Angeles San Fernando 2/1 Angeles Range Curtis Hermann
(805) 986-3195
(805) 750-0478
Complete on-line course prior to attending 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.
Placer Roseville 5/9-10   Robert Moore
(916) 723-6792
Class hours 5/9 6pm-10pm, 5/10 8am=5pm.
San Bernardino Victorville 3/15-16 Appley Valley Gun Club Lyle Drenth
(760) 885-5114
Classroom day 3/15, 8am-5pm. Field day 3/16, 8am-1pm. Can skip classroom day if Field Day Qualifier Online course is taken prior to field day.
San Bernardino Victorville 5/17-18 Appley Valley Gun Club Lyle Drenth
(760) 885-5114
Classroom day 5/17, 8am-5pm. Field day 5/18, 8am-1pm. Can skip classroom day if Field Day Qualifier Online course is taken prior to field day.
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 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 1/11   Frank Alllessio
(760) 743-8718
7:30am-5:30pm
San Diego Escondido 5/11   Frank Alllessio
(760) 743-8718
7:30am-5:30pm
San Diego Escondido 9/13   Frank Alllessio
(760) 743-8718
7:30am-5:30pm
San Diego Santee Classes held quarterly   Jeff Simonides
(619) 200-5236
www.sdhunterdafety.com
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.
Stanislaus Modesto 4/19 213 Leek Road Marsha Womack
(209) 998-0903
Call Marsha for class registration and materials. Class starts at 8am.Lunch available for $5 or bring lunch. Class info(PDF)
Stanislaus Modesto 5/18 213 Leek Road Marsha Womack
(209) 998-0903
Call Marsha for class registration and materials. Class starts at 8am.Lunch available for $5 or bring lunch. Class info(PDF)
Stanislaus Modesto 6/8 213 Leek Road Marsha Womack
(209) 998-0903
Call Marsha for class registration and materials. Class starts at 8am.Lunch available for $5 or bring lunch. Class info(PDF)
Stanislaus Modesto 6/28 213 Leek Road Marsha Womack
(209) 998-0903
Call Marsha for class registration and materials. Class starts at 8am.Lunch available for $5 or bring lunch. Class info(PDF)
Stanislaus Modesto 7/13 213 Leek Road Marsha Womack
(209) 998-0903
Call Marsha for class registration and materials. Class starts at 8am.Lunch available for $5 or bring lunch. Class info(PDF)
Stanislaus Modesto 8/3 213 Leek Road Marsha Womack
(209) 998-0903
Call Marsha for class registration and materials. Class starts at 8am.Lunch available for $5 or bring lunch. Class info(PDF)
Tulare   Call for classes   Eric Virden
(559-582-4263
On-line follow up class

 

 

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