California Department of Fish and Wildlife

California Hunter Education Program


2015 Schedule


Advanced Hunting Clinics

Black Powder Hunting Clinic

February 28, 2015


In partnership with Apple Valley Gun Club, Are you new to big game hunting?  Or, are you nostalgic and you would like to see what hunting was like in the 18th and 19th centuries?  Here’s the class for you…learn from the experts. We are offering this one-day clinic which will give you the hands-on information you need to get started in Black Powder Hunting.  The clinic will include both class room and live fire exercises. The classroom portion will include a short history of black powder shooting, different styles of Black Powder Rifles used today, how to safetly load and shoot the black powder rifle, Laws and regulations pertaining to black powder hunting and  hunting strategies for hunting with black powder firearms. The live fire excersie will be target shooting with black powder firearms. All course material and loaner black powder firearms will be provided. This clinic is designed for all skill levels.  Please do not bring any personal firearms to this clinic.

An additional $5.00 range fee is also required to be paid to Safety First Shooting Association on the day of the clinic.

Space is limited to 25 people so please register early. Cost: $45. 17 years and younger are free but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Email Lt. Alan Gregory for information

Click to download the registration form

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