California Department of Fish and Wildlife

California Hunter Education Program

Home Study / On-line Classes

On-line courses are available at Hunter-Ed.com California, HUNTERcourse.com California, California Hunter Ed Course and International Hunter Education Association. The on-line course in itself will not get you a valid hunter education certificate. Once you have completed one of the above on-line courses, you will still need to attend a 4 hour follow-up home study/on-line class with a certified hunter education instructor. Access is permitted to the Home Study and On-line 4 hour follow-up class only after a student has completed the written Home Study or On-line component of the class.

County City Date Location Contact Additional Information
Alameda   ongoing sign-ups   Dennis Corvello  
Alameda Livermore 10/11
8am-noon
Livermore-Pleasanton Rod & Gun Club Garth Gelster
(925) 997-2246
Pre-registration required. Send email to lprg_training@sbcglobal.net to get a copy of the registration form. $15 non-refundable class fee, payable when registering for the class.
Alameda Livermore 10/11
2pm-6pm
Livermore-Pleasanton Rod & Gun Club Garth Gelster
(925) 997-2246
Pre-registration required. Send email to lprg_training@sbcglobal.net to get a copy of the registration form. $15 non-refundable class fee, payable when registering for the class.
Amador Ione     Dan Epperson
(209) 304-9364
Scheduled as needed. Minimum 4 students.
Amador Ione Call for class dates Sac Valley Shooting Center Chris Perini
(916) 396-1600
http://huntereducation.vpweb.com/
Butte Chico   Chico Rod and Gun club
Upper Bidwell Park
Dave Dominquez
(530) 624-2200
Monthly classes. Call or email for information.
Butte Chico 9/14 Sportsman's Warehouse
765 East Ave
Ted Lidie
(530) 999-1822
Class hours 2-6pm. For more information go to www.reddingccw.com
Butte Chico 10/12 Sportsman's Warehouse
765 East Ave
Ted Lidie
(530) 999-1822
Class hours 2-6pm. For more information go to www.reddingccw.com
Butte Chico 11/9 Sportsman's Warehouse
765 East Ave
Ted Lidie
(530) 999-1822
Class hours 2-6pm. For more information go to www.reddingccw.com
Butte Chico 12/14 Sportsman's Warehouse
765 East Ave
Ted Lidie
(530) 999-1822
Class hours 2-6pm. For more information go to www.reddingccw.com
Butte Paradise/ Magalia On-going   Ricky Gabler
(530) 518-9881
Call to set up class. Minimum 3 students needed.
Butte Paradise 10/25 Paradise Airport Classroom Forrest Holnbach
Ricky Gabler
(530) 872-9457
Class hours 8am-1pm. Limited to 10 students.
Calaveras Hathaway Pines     Mark Oswald
(209) 770-3039
 
Contra Costa Concord 11/11 FULL United Sportsmen Jim or Kathy Clark Class hours 6:00-1opm. Pre-registration is required. Please visit www.theclarkranch.com for details of the course and to register. email to be placed on the wait list.
Contra Costa Richmond 9/27 Richmond Rod and Gun Club Gary Buffon
(510) 374-6477
Kevin Zimmerman
(510) 845-7034
10am-2pm. Register via email to HunterEdRichmond@gmail.com beginning the first day of the month of the class you wish to attend. No registration is done by phone or at the clubhouse. You will recevie an email with information and instructions to complete your registration along with information for the home study portion of the class. Please register early 50 student maximum.
Contra Costa Richmond 10/25 Richmond Rod and Gun Club Gary Buffon
(510) 374-6477
Kevin Zimmerman
(510) 845-7034
10am-2pm. Register via email to HunterEdRichmond@gmail.com beginning the first day of the month of the class you wish to attend. No registration is done by phone or at the clubhouse. You will recevie an email with information and instructions to complete your registration along with information for the home study portion of the class. Please register early 50 student maximum.
Contra Costa Richmond 11/22 Richmond Rod and Gun Club Gary Buffon
(510) 374-6477
Kevin Zimmerman
(510) 845-7034
10am-2pm. Register via email to HunterEdRichmond@gmail.com beginning the first day of the month of the class you wish to attend. No registration is done by phone or at the clubhouse. You will recevie an email with information and instructions to complete your registration along with information for the home study portion of the class. Please register early 50 student maximum.
Fresno Fresno     Jim DuBois
(916) 284-2072
Every second Saturday of the month.
Fresno Fresno/Clovis On-going Call for location Kong Yang
(559) 367-1688
Home stufy and on-line classes are offered in English only.
Inyo Bishop 9/13 Bishop City Council Chambers Shane Dishion
(760) 873-6973
RSVP by August 29, 214. Class hours 10am-2pm. Must complete one of the four authorized online classes posted above. Bring in a couvher of completion to the follow-up course.
Kern Bakersfield 10/13 Kern Shooting  Sports Jay Busby
(661) 871-9025
Pre-registration only.
Kern Bakersfield     Duane Spickler  
Kings   Call for classes   Eric Virden
(559) 582-4263
 
Kings Lemoore 10/4   Eric Virden
(559) 582-4263
 
Lassen Susanville     Bill Knox
(530) 249-2505
Available by appointment until Sept 1. 
Los Angeles Redondo Beach Monthly Redondo Rod and Gun Club Leo Zamboni
(310) 371-7726
Class held monthly pending interest.
Los Angeles So. El Monte 9/28 Los Angeles Rifle and Revolver Club John Hybarger
(626) 962-6285
Call for registration instructions and directions to the facility.
Marin San Rafael Typically third Saturday of each month Marin Rod & Gun Club   Email for class information. hunteredmarin@gmail.com
Marin San Rafael 10/18 Marin Rod & Gun Club   Email for class information. hunteredmarin@gmail.com
Mariposa Greeley Hill Ongoing courses Call for location Bill Tidwell
(209) 878-3056
Call for classes in the county
Mendocino Fort Bragg Aug-Dec as needed   Randy Marler
(707) 964-3542 hm
(707) 272-3267 cell
Must have complete the on-line Hunters Ed course prior to taking this class. Class hours 9am-1pm. Class fee $10.
Mendocino Ukiah 9/6 Ukiah Gun Club
2300 Vichy Springs Rd
John Holder
(707) 489-3380
Mike Whetzel
(707) 972-4972
Must pre-register. Class fee $10. Class hours 8am-12pm
Mendocino Ukiah 10/4 Ukiah Gun Club
2300 Vichy Springs Rd
John Holder
(707) 489-3380
Mike Whetzel
(707) 972-4972
Must pre-register. Class fee $10. Class hours 8am-12pm
Merced Atwater 9/11 Atwater Community Center
760 East Bellavue Rd
srahn@atwater.org Email to sign up for clas. Pre-registration required. Class hours 6-10pm.Class fee $13
Merced Atwater 10/9 Atwater Community Center
760 East Bellavue Rd
srahn@atwater.org Email to sign up for clas. Pre-registration required. Class hours 6-10pm.Class fee $13
Merced Atwater 11/13 Atwater Community Center
760 East Bellavue Rd
srahn@atwater.org Email to sign up for clas. Pre-registration required. Class hours 6-10pm.Class fee $13
Merced Atwater 12/11 Atwater Community Center
760 East Bellavue Rd
srahn@atwater.org Email to sign up for clas. Pre-registration required. Class hours 6-10pm.Class fee $13
Modoc Alturas on-going signups   Mike Wolter
(530) 233-3632
Complete on-line course or contact instructor for written home study materials.
Monterey Chualar     Gabriel Soto Class offered in Spanish. Click here for class info.
Monterey Monterey 1/11/2015 CDFW Office
20 Lower Ragsdale Drive
Suite 100
Kevan Urquhart
(831) 277-7375
Class fee $20. Class hours 12-5pm. Muyst pre-register by 1/7/2015
Monterey Salinas Class Schedule Hunter's Supply Don Weber
(831) 915-9054
Pre-registration required. Sign-up early as classes fill up fast.
Napa Napa Oct/Nov Date TBD   Deputy Mark Warrington 6-10pm. Email instructor to make reservations. Class free of charge.
Napa Napa 9/25 Napa Rifle and Pistol Club
2216 Monticello Road
Sam Grow
(707) 648-0410
 
Napa Napa 11/20 Napa Rifle and Pistol Club
2216 Monticello Road
Sam Grow
(707) 648-0410
 
Orange Huntington Beach 3rd Thursday of each month(Month of August will be held on the 2nd Thursday)

American Legion Post 555
14582 Beach Blvd
Midway City

Pat Ryan
(714) 373-3688
Henry Karwan
(714) 580-3991
Class hours 5pm-9pm. Pre-registration required. $25 class fee. Check www.ochuntersafety.com for more information.
Orange Laguna Niguel   On-Target Indoor Shooting Range
27692 Camino Capistrano
(949) 348-0352
Gregg Bouslog

Please review the following information about classes at this location Website(PDF)
Classes held on the 2nd Weds of every month.

Placer   Monthly   Brad Gunter
(916) 728-5500 ex 15
Call for specific class dates
Placer Rocklin 10/11 Sportsman's Warehouse
6640 Lonetree Blvd
Ted Lidie
(530) 999-1822
Class hours 4-8pm. For more information go to www.reddingccw.com
Placer Rocklin 11/15 Sportsman's Warehouse
6640 Lonetree Blvd
Ted Lidie
(530) 999-1822
Class hours 4-8pm. For more information go to www.reddingccw.com
Placer Rocklin 12/13 Sportsman's Warehouse
6640 Lonetree Blvd
Ted Lidie
(530) 999-1822
Class hours 4-8pm. For more information go to www.reddingccw.com
Placer Roseville 9/23 CWA Office George Oberstadt
(916) 275-0961
Register at www.calwaterfowl.org/calendar
Plumas Greenville    

Joe Castillo
(530) 284-6145
Frank Williams
(530) 284-6179

Call for classes. Need 3 or more students for a class.
Sacramento Elk Grove/Wilton See website for info   Myron or Barbara Miller
Pre-registration required. Click here for more class information http://millershunteredinfo.ipage.com/
Sacramento Rancho Cordova   CDFW Office
Conference Room
Larry Angus
Russ Hammond

Email for class information
Sacramento Sacramento ongoing sign-ups   Yia Yang
(916) 422-0601
 
Sacramento   Monthly   Brad Gunter
(916) 728-5500 ex 15
Call for specific class dates
San Bernardino Hesperia 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month   Ken Crawford
(760) 948-4218
 
San Bernardino Lake Arrowhead call for dates   Diodore Pesquera
(909) 337-5331
Class fee $10
San Bernardino Rancho Cucamonga monthly Bass Pro Shops
7777 Victoria Gardens lane
  Call (909) 922-5500, ask for customer service to get information and to register. Classes are the First Weds of the month 5:30-9:30pm, or the 1st Sat or Sun, or the 3rd Sat or Sun at 1230pm. Be very prompt. Class fee $20 purchase of gift card which is returned upon passing the class.
San Bernardino Victorville Scheduled as requested Apple Valley Gun Club Allen Seymour
Neil Ringlee
Lyle Drenth
Requires a minimum of 3 students.See Gun Club website for schedule and contact info.
San Diego Descanso call for dates   Doug or Michelle McClanahan
(619) 445-2305
(619) 445-2107
Check website for class information.
San Diego San Diego Call for dates   Frank Alessio
(760) 743-8718
 
San Diego San Diego First and third Saturday of each month   (858) 467-4257 Call for registration and location.
San Diego Santee Monthly   Jeff Simonides
(619) 200-5236
www.sdhuntersafety.com. Specialize with kids and adults with learning disabilities.
San Francisco San Francisco 10/25 Pacific Rod and Gun Club Mark Boyle Class hours 8am-noon. Class fee $5
San Joaquin Escalon     Manual and Susie Oliveira  
San Joaquin Lodi     Charlene Wright
Contact for class dates
San Luis Obispo Creston 11/22 Cal Fire Station Bob Shirey
(805) 286-2590
Class fee $10/person. Pre-registration required. Class hours 3pm-7pm. Please do NOT call the CalFire Station. If you have questions about the class, contact the instructor.
San Luis Obispo Creston 12/20 Cal Fire Station Bob Shirey
(805) 286-2590
Class fee $10/person. Pre-registration required. Class hours 3pm-7pm. Please do NOT call the CalFire Station. If you have questions about the class, contact the instructor.
San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo 10/4 San Luis Obispo Sportmen's Association Range Bill Plummer
(805) 440-6628
Dale Guerra
(805) 215-8782
Bob Schrempp
(805) 756-7692
Cost is $10 per person. You do not need to preregister. Bring Hearing and Eye protection. Start time for Saturday morning classes varies call Wednesday or Thursday the week of the class to confirm the start time. 6am-10am
San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo 12/12 San Luis Obispo Sportmen's Association Range Bill Plummer
(805) 440-6628
Dale Guerra
(805) 215-8782
Bob Schrempp
(805) 756-7692
Cost is $10 per person. You do not need to preregister. Bring Hearing and Eye protection. Start time for Saturday morning classes varies call Wednesday or Thursday the week of the class to confirm the start time. 6pm-10pm
Santa Barbara Lompoc on-going Roy's Boxing Academy
909 East Chestnut Ave
Archie Mitchell
(805) 606-5474
$10 class fee. Pre-registration. Must complete the online course prior to attending in-class session.
Santa Barbara Vandenberg AFB 9/20 Retiree Activities Center, bldg., #10364 Archie Mitchell
(805) 291-3279
Class fee $10, non refundable. Primarily serving active duty, retired,  DOD civilian personnel and others with access to Vandenberg AFB. Minimum 5 students.
Santa Barbara Santa Maria     Trinidad Martinez
(805) 448-3793
Call to sign up. Will hold a class when 3 or more students sign up.
Santa Clara Palo Alto 9/20 Robert Cutler Common Room
435 Sheridan Ave
Andrew Bogan Students must complete one of the California-approved online hunter education courses prior to attending this class. Fue to our small classroom space, enrollment will be limited and this class will fill quickly. Class hours 8am-12pm. Please email instructor to confirm enrollment.
Santa Clara Santa Clara 9/27 Reed's Indoor Range
1100 Duane Ave
Bill Tidwell On-line course study required. Pre-registration required. Register in person at Reed's Indoor Range(408) 970-9870.
Santa Clara Santa Clara 11/8 Reed's Indoor Range
1100 Duane Ave
Bill Tidwell On-line course study required. Pre-registration required. Register in person at Reed's Indoor Range(408) 970-9870.
Santa Cruz Scotts Valley Ongoing course Call for location Toni Lane or Brian King
(925) 785-2946
For more information see www.WildernessSkillsInstitute.Com
Shasta Cottonwood 9/5 Cottonwood Cemetery Office
20499 First Street
Arnie Brinton
(530) 524-4308
6-10pm. Workbook or internet course must be completed before class. Class size limited to 10 students. Must pre-register to assure spot.
Shasta Redding     Dept Fish and Game
530 225-2300
Classes held most months - dates vary (Continuous registration)
Shasta Redding     Roger Gibson
(530) 604-8227
 
Shasta Redding     Ted Lidie
 
Shasta Redding 9/17 Bastiani Arms Classroom Seth Stoke
(530) 917-2500
Pre-registration required. Class fee $15. Sign-up sheets and Hunter Education books are located at Bastiani Arms or you can sign-up at www.1sttacticaldefence.com. Contact Seth Stoke for registration and information. Class hours 5:30pm-9:30pm.
Shasta Redding 10/5 Sportsmen's Warehouse Dave Thompson
(530) 275-3133
Classes start at 10am. Call to register. Class fee $15.
Shasta Redding 10/20 Sportsman's Warehouse
1659 Hilltop Dr
Ted Lidie
(530) 999-1822
Class hours 4-8pm. For more information go to www.reddingccw.com
Shasta Redding 10/22 Bastiani Arms Classroom Seth Stoke
(530) 917-2500
Pre-registration required. Class fee $15. Sign-up sheets and Hunter Education books are located at Bastiani Arms or you can sign-up at www.1sttacticaldefence.com. Contact Seth Stoke for registration and information. Class hours 5:30pm-9:30pm.
Shasta Redding 11/2 Sportsmen's Warehouse Dave Thompson
(530) 275-3133
Classes start at 10am. Call to register. Class fee $15.
Shasta Redding 11/4 Bastiani Arms Classroom Seth Stoke
(530) 917-2500
Pre-registration required. Class fee $15. Sign-up sheets and Hunter Education books are located at Bastiani Arms or you can sign-up at www.1sttacticaldefence.com. Contact Seth Stoke for registration and information. Class hours 5:30pm-9:30pm.
Shasta Redding 11/10 Sportsman's Warehouse
1659 Hilltop Dr
Ted Lidie
(530) 999-1822
Class hours 4-8pm. For more information go to www.reddingccw.com
Shasta Redding 12/15 Sportsman's Warehouse
1659 Hilltop Dr
Ted Lidie
(530) 999-1822
Class hours 4-8pm. For more information go to www.reddingccw.com
Shasta Redding 12/7 Sportsmen's Warehouse Dave Thompson
(530) 275-3133
Classes start at 10am. Call to register. Class fee $15.
Shasta Shasta Lake monthly American Legion Post 720
4309 Vallecito  St
Dave Thompson
(530) 275-3133
Must pre-register. Class fee $10. Students must finish the on-line portion of the class before attending.
Siskiyou Fort Jones/Yreka Call for classes Location TBD Joe Croteau
(530) 340-0767
Free class. Call to set up a class. Need minimum of 3 students to put on a class.
Solano Deverton 9/11   Jacob Gonzalves
(707) 363-4318
Register at www.calwaterfowl.org/calendar
Solano Deverton 9/23   Jacob Gonzalves
(707) 363-4318
Register at www.calwaterfowl.org/calendar
Solano Vacaville 11/15   Frank Serrao
(707) 447-2695
M-F 9am-noon
Class hours 8am-12noon or 1-5pm.. Class fee $20, pay via Paypal. Register at Anthonysguns.com
Solano Vacaville 12/6   Frank Serrao
(707) 447-2695
M-F 9am-noon
Class hours 8am-12noon or 1-5pm.. Class fee $20, pay via Paypal. Register at Anthonysguns.com
Tulare   Call for classes   Eric Virden
(559) 582-4263
 
Tulare Lemoore 10/4   Eric Virden
(559) 582-4263
 
Ventura Thousand Oaks 9/26 Elks Lodge #2477
Stan Joslin
(805) 496-5521
6-10pm. Pre-registration required. www.ca-huntereducation.com
Ventura Thousand Oaks 10/03 Elks Lodge #2477
2330 Los Feliz Dr
Stan Joslin
(805) 496-5521
6-10pm. Pre-registration required. www.ca-huntereducation.com
Yolo Davis 9/28 Yolo Sportsmen's Association
24189 Aviation Ave
Cecil Major
(916) 927-4413
Reservations must be made through Yolo Sportsmen's Association (530) 662-2349. Must pre-register and pick up study material prior to class.
Yolo Davis 12/7 Yolo Sportsmen's Association
24189 Aviation Ave
Cecil Major
(916) 927-4413
Reservations must be made through Yolo Sportsmen's Association (530) 662-2349. Must pre-register and pick up study material prior to class.
Yolo Knights Landing 10/6 9270 Rail Road St Michael Russow
(530) 662-4873
Class hours 9am-1pm. Class fee $20.
Yolo Knights Landing 11/1 9270 Rail Road St Michael Russow
(530) 662-4873
Class hours 9am-1pm. Class fee $20.
Yolo Knights Landing Dec call for dates and time 9270 Rail Road St Michael Russow
(530) 662-4873
Class hours 9am-1pm. Class fee $20.

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