Hunter Education Information

Traditional Hunter Safety Education

This course is offered at the PRGC for 5 consecutive evenings: 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
The class is open to all California residents who wish to obtain a California Hunting License
Children must be 12 to obtain a license to hunt deer.
Younger children can hunt pheasant, duck, etc.
Please consult current California game laws before registering.
Hunter Safety Cost is $5.00
Handgun Safety Certificate: fee $25.00
International Bowhunter Education: fee $20.00
Pre-registration is required for these classes.
Please phone John Brusco for more information: 650-588-0924

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM*
1st Session – January 20-24
2nd Session – March 17-21
3rd Session – May 19-23
4th Session – July 21-25
5th Session – August 18-22

*Prices and times subject to change.

Home Study

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has an Internet based program to improve access to Hunter Education and Certification. The student studies the online course material at their own pace and schedule. When they have completed the pre-certification exam, they are eligible to take the written examination class (4 hours) at the PRGC.

Please note that the California Pre-Certification Exam Voucher must be completed prior to attending the class. Pre-registration is recommended. There is no minimum age requirement for this course. Classes meet Saturday morning.

More information can be found on the Department of Fish and Wildlife Home Study web page. Completion of one of the approved online courses is required for this class.

Class size is limited to 25 students.

Instructor: Mark Boyle ($13) ($24.50) ($24.95)

International Hunter Education Association (Free)

Fee: $5.00
Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
1st Session – February 22
2nd Session – April 26
3rd Session – June 28
4th Session – July 26
5th Session – August 30
6th Session – October 25

A two night Home Study\Internet follow-up class is available. The class will meet Tuesdays and Thursday, for two hours each night.

Dates and times are set below. Check with the instructor for available space. Pre-registration is suggested for this class.

Prices listed were current as of January 2, 2014. Based on prior class results, students who study the web material pass the class regardless of which site they use.

Instructors: Mark Heath and Mark Pabst

Fee: $10.00
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
1st Session – February 25, 27
2nd Session – April 22, 24
3rd Session – June 24, 26
4th Session – August 26, 28

Additional Information:
Department of Fish and Wildlife Hunter Safety Program
phone: 707-944-5576
website: CA Hunter Education Home