Hunter Education Certification Course to be Offered
submitted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife
March 8, 2016
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering a hunter education certification class on Saturday, March 26 in Bishop. Outdoor enthusiasts must take an online course, followed by this certification class, in order to earn a hunting license prior to the 2016-2017 hunting season. This will be the only certification class offered in Inyo County this spring.
Before taking the certification class, students must have already taken a basic hunter education course online. The online study portion of the course can be completed at their own pace. After completing the online course and receiving a passing test score, a $24.95 fee will be charged for a completion voucher. Applicants will need to bring this document to the final certification class in order to receive a hunter education certificate. To register and take the online portion of the course, please go to www.huntercourse.com/usa/california/.
Once the online exam has been completed, students must take a four-hour certification class with wildlife officers. This follow up class consists of two hours of review, one hour of gun handling and one hour for the hunter education test. Students must pre-register for the follow up class prior to March 19. Please call Warden Shane Dishion at (760) 920-7593 to register for the class or for more information.
The March 26 class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bishop Fire Training Center, 960 Poleta Road, Bishop (93514).
CDFW’s basic hunter education classes are offered throughout the state by more than 1,000 certified volunteer instructors, all dedicated to keeping hunting safe, ethical and available to all Californians. A complete list of hunter education classes statewide may be found at www.wildlife.ca.gov/hunter-education/classes-home-study.
cover photo by Gary Young