Hunter Safety Courses
California Traditional Hunter Safety Class - ($35)
The Traditional Hunter Education Course consists of a minimum of ten hours of classroom, homework, and field instruction in the following areas: firearms safety and handling, sportsmanship and ethics, wildlife management and conservation, archery, black powder, wildlife identification, game care, first aid, and survival. After a student has successfully completed the course of instruction and passed the final examination, they are awarded a Certificate of Completion.
HUNTER EDUCATION CLASS PRE-REGISTRATION
THIS MUST BE DONE BEFORE YOU COME TO THE CLASS!*
Hunter Education Class Pre-Registration is FREE and required to register for any Hunter Education Class. Pre-Registration ensures the student will be able to purchase a hunting license immediately upon successful completion of a Hunter Education Course.
1. Create a California Department of Fish and Wildlife ALDS profile
2. Enter your Date of Birth and Last Name and click “Next”
3. Follow the on-screen directions
4. From your customer homepage, select “purchase Licenses” Note: the pre-registration item is FREE but requires the transaction to be completed
5. Under “Menu” on the left side of the screen, select “2019—Hunter Education” select Hunter Education Class Pre-registration and “
add to Cart”
6. Complete the questionnaire and submit
7. Under Shopping Cart, select “Check Out”
8. On the Check Out Page, verify information and select “Complete Transaction”
9. Select “Download Receipt/Licenses” and find your GO ID and Doc Number.
10. Go to and click on “VIEW UPCOMING EVENTS” under TRADITIONAL Hunter Education”.
11. Locate the class MIKE RAAHAUGE SHOOTING ENTERPRISE and click on view event.
12. Scroll down to “REQUIRED FILES” and click on “Student Consent Form” and print out. All students must have a signed consent form on the day of class. (REQUIRED BY ALL STUDENTS)
13. Click on “Register Now” located on the top right hand and then enter the information needed for class.
It is Required that all students read and study the “TODAY’S HUNTER CALIFORNIA” manual prior to attending. Manual can be found at https://www.hunter-ed.com/california/studyGuide/201005/ (DO NOT click register for the course, you will pay for your class on the day of your class at check-in. $35.00 cash only)
Details: Check-in starts at 6:00 a.m., class starts at 7:00 a.m. sharp. Bring $35 cash. Price includes a $30 gift certificate for shooting at the range rifle/pistol range, Monday – Friday only, Lunch (Hotdog, chips, and drink).
2019 Class Schedule:
Jan 5 Feb 2
March 2 May 4
July 6 Aug 10
Aug 24 Sept 7
Oct 5 Nov 2
DAY OF CLASS
CHECK IN STARTS AT 6:00 AM
CLASS STARTS AT 7:00 AM SHARP!
$35.00 cash only
Student consent form REQUIRED at check-in: All students must download, print, sign and bring to class a Student Consent Form. Students 17 years of age and younger must have the form signed by a parent or guardian.
Further information, call (951) 735-7981.
After the student passes the course, the instructor will provide the student with their Hunter Education Certificate (for immediate use) and the day after the instructor enters the results, the hunter education will be uploaded into ALDS on the customer’s profile.
For more info, the customer can visit our website at:
important information for the class
A 100 question with multiple choice is given. If you pass the test with at least 80%, you will be awarded a Hunter Safety class completion card issued by the Department of Fish & Wildlife. Successful graduates then take the card to a sporting goods store and buy a hunting license
A 100 question multiple choice test is given at the end of the day. If you pass the test with at least 80% you will be awarded a Hunter Safety Completion Card. Successful graduates take the card to a sporting goods store to purchase a hunting license.
What happens if you don't pass the test?
You may come back to any other class we have scheduled and retake the whole class or just the test for no additional charge.
Have you lost your Hunter Safety Education card?
If you took the class at our location, we can reissue you a duplicate if we find your name in our system.
At what age can children first take the hunter safety course?
Since the Department of Fish and Wildlife is a state agency, it can't discriminate by age. According to DFW, it is up to the discretion of the parent or guardian to decide when their child has the maturity and upper body strength to safely manipulate a firearm.
When can junior hunters go on their first hunt and what can they hunt for?
Once juniors have passed the test, they can obtain a hunting license and may hunt any legal species except big game, if they are under the age of 12. Once they have turned 12, they may then apply for big game tags and hunt big game with their Junior Hunting License and appropriate big game tag.