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California Hunter Education & Safety Training

Hunter Education Courses must include at least 10 hours of training in both hunter safety and wildlife conservation. Some courses also include shooting practice at the range. Volunteers teach the courses and may charge a fee of up to $10 per person. There are no age restrictions for hunter education classes, but most instructors set a minimum age requirement of 10 years of age.

For information on upcoming courses and class information, contact any of the following numbers in your area listed below or visit
Northern District (530) 225-2003
North Central District (916) 351-0833
Central Coast District Office (707) 944-5548
South Central District (559) 243-4005
Southern District (760) 947-8859
Southern District Office (562) 799-8381
Hunter Safety Courses are also offered through local sporting goods stores, city or county recreation departments, shooting ranges or other hunting related businesses. Call the any of the region numbers above and ask for a list of classes scheduled for your area.
Duplicate Hunter Education Certificates can be issued to any person who completed and passed a hunter education class after 1989. The DFG does not have records before this date. Duplicate hunter education certificates are issued at DFG offices only for a minimal fee. Contact your nearest DFG office for additional information.
Archery Training The DFG recommends participation in the National Bowhunter Education Foundation's archery training course for all persons using archery equipment. Please contact your nearest DFG regional office or National Bowhunter Education Foundation for information on class availability.