California Department of Fish and Wildlife

California Hunter Education Program

Class Schedule

Classes are given throughout the state. Classes are listed below by county. Check the list to find a class in your area.  If you cannot find a class, phone the Regional Hunter Education Coordinator and request information. Information on classes may also be obtained from sporting goods stores, license agents and sport shooting and hunting clubs.

Also Available:

County City Date Location Contact Additional Information
Alameda Castro Valley Monthly Chabot Gun Club Tim Morrison Visit Chabot Gun Club website for more class information. www.chabotgunclub.com. 25 students. Pre-registration is required! Walk-ins will not be accepted. Students may pre-register at the Main Range office or by calling (510) 569-0213.
Alameda Livermore 12/13-14   Bill Lytle
(925) 922-1797
Class fee $20(cash). Class size limited to 25 students. Must pre-register on or before Dec 1st.
Alpine   Call for classes     Call for classes in Eastern Sierras. Need minimum of 3 students for a class. Click for info (PDF)
Butte Butte City 11/14-16 BirdHaven George Oberstadt
(916) 275-0961
California Waterfowl Youth Hunter Camp www.calwaterfowl.org. Youth Hunter Camp
Butte Chico   Chico Rod and Gun club
Upper Bidwell Park
Dave Dominquez
(530) 624-2200
Monthly classes. Call or email for information.
Butte Chico 12/13, 20 Down Rang Indoor Training Center RSVP with
Down Range Training
(530) 896-1992
Class fee $10. Books will be provided on the first day of class. All ages welcome. A break for lunch each day from noon to 1pm. Class hours 8am-5pm both days. MUST attend both days to pass.
Calaveras San Andreas 11/23 San Andreas Senior Center Charlene Winkler
(209) 754-4755
Oen day class
El Dorado   Call for classes     Call for classes in Eastern Sierras. Need minimum of 3 students for a class. Click for info (PDF)
El Dorado Cameron Park 11/15 Cameron Park Community Center
2502 Country Club Drive
  Reservations for class (530) 677-2231. Pre-registration required. Class hours 8:30am-5pm. Pick up class book and complete quiz in the back of the book. Bring lunch and a pencil.
El Dorado Cameron Park 12/13 Cameron Park Community Center
2502 Country Club Drive
  Reservations for class (530) 677-2231. Pre-registration required. Class hours 8:30am-5pm. Pick up class book and complete quiz in the back of the book. Bring lunch and a pencil.
El Dorado Placerville 11/18-20 FULL Sheriffs Classroom
1337 Broadway
Bill Adams
(530) 622-3794
Jim Russell
(530) 622-2480
Must attend all 3 nights. Class hours 5:30pm-9:30pm.
Fresno Clovis Monthly The Firing Line
1173 E Dayton #103a
Randy Kay
(559) 283-7355
Class fee $20. Contact The Firing Line website and click on upcoming events to register for the class or call (559) 294-9400. Classroom pre-work must be picked up and completed prior to class.Class hours 10am-6:30pm.
Fresno Fresno/Clovis 2-3 classes per month TBA Kong Yang
(559) 367-1688
Recommend minimum age of 10. Classes offered in Hmong, Lao, Thai and English. 7am-6pm
Fresno Fresno     Jim DuBois
(916) 284-2072
Class scheduled as needed. Minimum 3 students required.
Fresno Fresno   Herb Bauer Sporting Goods   Two classes a month. Call for dates. (559) 435-8600 TRADITIONAL CLASS ONLY
Fresno Fresno Call for dates Lemoore Sportsman Club (559) 924-7240 All classes start at 8am. Please bring your lunch. Books can be picked up at the Sportsman Club. Must be completed prior to class.
Fresno Fresno 3rd Sat of each month Range Pistol club (559) 277-9800 Please pick up books at the range. All questions in the book must be completed prior to class.
Kern   Call for classes   Rod Saffle
(661) 328-9056
 
Kings Hanford 11/1-2 Kings Gun Center Eric Virden
(559) 582-4263
Pre-regstration required. Need to pick up book before class. Class starts at 8am.
Los Angeles Cerritos 11/15   Rick Royse
(562) 924-2670
Pre-register at 16401 Piuma Ave and pick up work book.Class hours 8am-6pm. Class fee $10. Limited to 25 students
Los Angeles Compton 02/18/2015 Compton Hunting and Fishing Club Paul Scholz
(714) 580-8245
 
Los Angeles Lancaster 2nd Sat & 3rd Sat each month The Gun Shop    
Los Angeles Los Alamitos Monthly, every first Saturday CDFW
4665 Lampson Ave, Suite C
Tom Bowling
Pre-registration required. Registrastion starts at 7:30am. Class is 8am-6pm. Class fee $10, cash only.
Los Angeles Palmdale 11/22 Palmdale Fin & Feather Club Derek Fong
(661) 297-0876
Pre-registratiion required. Registration form available at www.hunteredclass.com
Los Angeles Redondo Beach Monthly Redondo Rod and Gun Club Leo Zamboni
(310) 371-7726
 
Los Angeles San Fernando 2nd Sat of each month Angeles Range Jim Overman
(818) 906-1029
Class info (PDF)
Los Angeles San Fernando 4th Sat of each month Angeles Range Mike O'Donnell
(805) 402-4259
April 26th class is changed to April 19th. Class info (PDF)
Los Angeles Santa Clarita 12/20 Oak Tree Gun Club
Newhall, CA
Derek Fong
(661) 297-0876
Pre-registratiion required. Registration form available at www.hunteredclass.com
Marin         Email for class information. hunteredmarin@gmail.com
Marin   call for dates   Daniel Gookin
(415) 328-2384
 
Mariposa       Bill Tidwell
(209) 878-3056
Call for classes in the county. www.train2besafe.com
Merced Atwater 11/23 Atwater Veteran Hall Ernie Ramirez Spanish Class. El cobro por clase sera $20 y no sera reembolsado.  La clase sera limitada a 25 estudiantes.  Debe pre-registrar, recoger el manual estudiantil y leer antes de antender la clase. 209-535-8168
Merced Atwater 12/21 Atwater Veteran Hall Ernie Ramirez Class fee $20 and is non-refundable. Paid at time of registration. Class size limited to 25 students. Must pre-register, pick up the student manual and read it prior to class.
Merced Atwater 12/28 Atwater Veteran Hall Ernie Ramirez Spanish Class. El cobro por clase sera $20 y no sera reembolsado.  La clase sera limitada a 25 estudiantes.  Debe pre-registrar, recoger el manual estudiantil y leer antes de antender la clase. 209-535-8168
Merced Los Banos See website See website Jack Lortie
(209) 769-0334
Pre-registration required! No sign-ups at the door!! Register at www.lbhunted.com. Class is limited to 30 students.
Merced Merced ongoing classes   Gepao Lor
(209) 628-8169
Class is in Hmong and Laos.
Merced Merced 11/15-16 Merced Senior Center
755 W. 15th St
Parks and Comm Service
(209) 385-6855
Class 8 AM to 5 PM. Fee $10.00. Pre-registration required, class limited to 24 students. Completion of Chapter Review Exercises required. Saturday 1 PM to 5 PM portion of class is outdoors, dress for the weather (transportation to the range is required).
Mono   Call for classes     Call for classes in Eastern Sierras. Need minimum of 3 students for a class. Click for info (PDF)
Monterey Salinas Class Schedule Hunter's Supply Don Weber
(831) 915-9054
Pre-registration required. Sign-up early as classes fill up fast. Class is over two Saturdays, must attend both days.
Napa Napa 11/17, 19, 21 Napa Rifle and Pistol Club
2216 Monticello Road
Sam Grow
(707) 648-0410
 
Nevada   Call for classes     Call for classes in Eastern Sierras. Need minimum of 3 students for a class. Click for info (PDF)
Orange Costa Mesa 11/15 The Grant Boys
1760 Newport Blvd
(949) 645-3400 Must pre-reigster.
Orange Costa Mesa 12/13 The Grant Boys
1760 Newport Blvd
(949) 645-3400 Must pre-reigster.
Orange Huntington Beach  

American Legion Post 555
14582 Beach Blvd
Midway City

Pat Ryan
(714) 373-3688
Henry Karwan
(714) 580-3991
Call for dates and time. Check www.ochuntersafety.com for more information.
Orange Los Alamitos Monthly, every first Saturday CDFW
4665 Lampson Ave, Suite C
Tom Bowling Pre-registration required. Registrastion starts at 7:30am. Class is 8am-6pm. Class fee $10, cash only.
Placer   Call for classes     Call for classes in Eastern Sierras. Need minimum of 3 students for a class. Click for info (PDF)
Placer       Larry Rolufs
(530) 885-7677
Contact for classes in Placer County
Placer   Monthly   Brad Gunter
(916) 728-5500 ex 15
Call for specific class dates
Placer Lincoln 11/29 Lincoln Rifle Club Indoor Range Jennifer at LRC Club
(916) 434-0308
Class fee $10. Class hours 0730-1700
Placer Lincoln 12/06 Yankee Slough Hunt Club
3805 Hwy 65
Matt Bakos
(916) 645-6028
Pre-registration required, limited seating. Class hours 8:30am-5:30pm. Must pre-study and complete the self-study test at back of class book(available at hunt club) or from online course. There is alarge volume of information provided and students under twelve have a difficult time. May bring lunch and pencil. Lunch available for $5.
Riverside Corona 12/6 Raahauges Shooting Enterprises Rhonda Vandermeer
(951) 735-7981
Visit website at raahauges.com for more information on registration and schedules.
Riverside Murrieta Last Saturday of every month   Simon Ahn Classes can be taught in English and Korean. Register via email
Riverside Murrieta 11/29   Simon Ahn Classes can be taught in English and Korean. Register via email
Sacramento Folsom Monthly Folsom Sports Complex Jeff Goodwin
Call for class dates and information. 916-984-2850
San Bernardino Hesperia     Tom Meza
(760) 956-9922
Ed Swan
(760) 947-4826
Classes every other month on the first Saturday of the month. August, October, December, Feb, April, June
San Bernardino

Rancho Cucamonga

  Bass Pro (909) 922-5500 Ask for customer service Class starts promptly at 9am. 1 day, 10 hour class. Limited to 25 students. Class fee is a $20 purchase of a Bass Pro gift card that is returned after you complete the class. Classes are held 5 times a month, 1st, 2nd or 3rd Sat and the 1st or 3rd Sun of the month(5 separate classes every month).
San Bernardino Victorville 3rd Sat of every month Apple Valley Gun Club
16699 Stoddard Wells Road
Allen Seymour
(760) 245-3695
For more information go to www.applevalleygunclub.com. No classes in Dec.
San Diego Descanso call for dates   Doug or Michelle McClanahan
(619) 445-2305
(619) 445-2107
Check website for class information.
San Diego Escondido 11/8-9 16525 Guejito Rd Frank Alessio
(760) 743-8718
7:30am -1:30pm both days
San Diego Murrieta Last Saturday of every month   Simon Ahn Classes can be taught in English and Korean. Register via email
San Diego Murrieta 11/29   Simon Ahn Classes can be taught in English and Korean. Register via email
San Diego Santee Call for classes   Fletcher Diehl
(619) 448 6301
 
San Diego Santee Monthly   Jeff Simonides
(619-200-5236
www.sdhuntersafety.com Specialize with kids and adults with learning disabilities.
San Jaquin Linden 12/13, 20 San Joaquin Rifle and Pistol Range
828 Hewitt Road
Dennis Armstrong
(916) 383-6676
Range
(209) 887-3191
Class fee $15. Class starts at 9am. Register before 12/10
San Joaquin Stockton 11/15, 22 Stockton Trap and Skeet Dennis Armstrong
(916) 383-6676
Class fee $15.Class starts at 9am onthe 15th and 8am on the 22nd.
Santa Clara Cupertino 12/6-7 Kerley's Hunting and Outfitters
20301 Stevens Creek Blvd
(408) 255-1920 Class fee $20 and is non-refundable. Paid at time of registration. Class size limited to 25 students. Must pre-register, pick up the student manual and read it prior to class. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children 10 years old and under seldom do well on the test.
Santa Clara Morgan Hill 11/8-9 Coyote Valley Sporting Clays Chuck Giordanengo
(408) 842-7578
Class information and registration at www.coyoteclays.com
Santa Clara Santa Clara 12/13-14 Reed's Indoor Range
1100 Duane Ave
Bill Tidwell Pre-registration required. Register in person at Reed's Indoor Range (408) 970-9870 www.train2besafe.com
Santa Cruz Watsonville 12/6-7 Pajaro Valley Rod & Gun Club Bob Cabral
(831) 722-0563
Call to register for the class. Class hours 8am-2pm both days.
Shasta Redding     Roger Gibson
(530) 604-8227
Call for classes.
Shasta Redding 12/12-13 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. 5:30pm-9:30pm on the 12th, 8am-12noon on the 13th
Shasta Redding 1/16-17 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. 5:30pm-9:30pm on the 16th, 8am-12noon on the 17th
Shasta Shasta Lake monthly American Legion Post 720
4309 Vallecito  St
Dave Thompson
(530) 275-3133
Must pre-register. Class fee $15. Finish chapter reviews before class.
Siskiyou Happy Camp 12/1-4 Karuk Gymnasium Walt Walter
(530) 598-4162
Sign-up for the class at the Forest Service District Office.
Solano Vallejo     Sam Grow
(707) 648-0410
 
Stanislaus Modesto 11/16 213 Leek Road Marsha Womack
(209) 988-0903
Call Marsha for class registration and materials. Class starts at 8am.Lunch available for $5 or bring lunch. Class info(PDF)
Stanislaus Modesto 12/6, 13 Stanislaus County Ag Center
Harvest Hall
James Atherstone
(209) 993-7971
Class hours 8:30am-4 p.m. Pre-register by calling the instructor. Must attend both days. Limited to 25 students. Class fee $5
Sutter Yuba City 10/27-30 Yuba-Sutter Mall Chuck Wyllie
(530) 671-9250
Don Manley
(530) 329-8484
Pre-registration required, register at the Yuba-Sutter Mall Management Office located in the food court. Class hours 6pm-9pm each night. $10 class fee.
Tulare Hanford 11/1-2 Kings Gun Center Eric Virden
(559) 582-4263
Pre-regstration required. Need to pick up book before class. Class starts at 8am.
Tulare Visalia 11/8 Visalia Sportsmen's Association Club House
500 East Roosevelt Ave
Michael Villasenor
(559) 331-0684
Class hours 8am-4pm.
Ventura Oxnard Second Monday and Sat of each month Coastline Bible Church
426 Mills Road
Bill Ingenito
(805) 358-2156
Carl Gowen
(805) 340-4971
Monday hours 5:30pm-8:30pm, Saturday 8:30am-1:30pm. Dates are subject to change so please call a week before to confirm. Class fee $10 per class. No age restrictions.
Yolo Davis 11/22-23 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. Sat 8-5, Sun 8-1
Yolo Knights Landing 12/19-20 Knights Landing
9270 Rail Road St
Michael Russow
(530) 662-4873
Class hours are 6pm-9pm on Friday, 8am-3:30pm on Saturday. Class fee $10. Bring lunch on Saturday.
Yolo West Sacramento Monthly   Alton Stewart
(916) 371-0298
 

 

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