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 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

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.