Deadline Approaching for CDFW Eastern Sierra Hunter Education Course

Media Contacts:
Warden Shane Dishion, CDFW Law Enforcement Division, (760) 920-7593
Kyle Orr, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8958

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering Inyo and Mono county residents the last chance for this year to complete a hunter certification class. The follow up class will be held Thursday, Aug. 13 from 5-9 p.m. at the Bishop Fire Center on East Line Street in Bishop.

Successful completion of this class will allow residents to purchase a hunting license if they have already completed the online portion of the mandatory hunter education training.

To register for the online portion of the training, please go to www.huntercourse.com/usa/california. The online training can be completed at the student’s own pace, on their own time. 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 final hunter education certificate.

After completing the online training, students should pre-register for the follow-up class. The four-hour class consists of two hours of review, one hour of gun- handling techniques and one hour for the hunter education test. Those interested in taking the class in Bishop should reserve a seat by calling CDFW Warden Shane Dishion at (760) 920-7593.

The Aug. 13 class will be the only follow-up course offered in this area for this year’s hunting season. Registration closes Aug. 7.

A complete list of hunter education classes statewide may be found at www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/classes-home-study.aspx.

In a continued effort to reduce firearm accidents, the State of California requires all first-time resident hunters, regardless of age, to complete hunter education training or pass a comprehensive equivalency test before purchasing a hunting license. CDFW conducts training throughout the state. Each year approximately 30,000 students complete the required training to earn their Hunter Education Certificate.