California Department of Fish and Wildlife

California Hunter Education Program

Bow Hunting Classes

Comprehensive classes for bow hunters are available through the International Bow hunter Education Program.

These classes fulfill the requirements states other than California may mandate when individuals want to do any out of state archery hunting.

Please note that this class is separate from and is not required and does not apply to receiving your hunter safety certificate.

www.nbef.org has educational materials including the student manual and a distance learning course available on-line. If you are thinking of taking the online course or have taken the distance learning course and need a Field Day to complete the course work to receive your certificate, contact one of the individuals below. Click here for online bowhunting courses.

County City Date Location Contact Additional Information
Butte Paradise 6/27-28 6049 Sawmill Road Joe or Joan Becker
(530) 877-7438
8am-4pm both days. Class fee $10. Checks made our to CA.IBEP. Mail registration fees to Joe Becker, 6049 Sawmill Road, Paradise, CA 95969. Prepaid registration required by June 18th. Click here for class flyer(PDF)
El Dorado Shingle Springs 7/18-7/19 Absolute Archery
4101-D Wild Chaparral Drive

Larry Rolufs
(530) 885-7677

Class fee $10. Classes begin 9:00AM both days. Those who have taken the online course MUST bring a printed copy of completion and will only be required to attend the Sunday class. Please call for registration information. For directions go to website.
Fresno Clovis As needed Impact Archery Jim Dubois
(916) 284-2072
 
Glenn       Wilda Sealy
(530) 265-3786
 
Kings   Call for classes   Eric Virden
(559-582-4263
On-line follow up class
Merced Merced 6/28 10260 Grove Rd Mark Akers
(209) 628-8099
Class hours 8am-1pm. Class fee $15. Pre-registration required. On-line course completion with certificate required.
Nevada Grass Valley Call for classes   John Peplowski (916) 847-6877 Contact John for class information.
Placer       Robert Moore Contact for classes
Placer Rocklin 8/1&2 Wilderness Archery 4870 Pacific Street Jim Williams (916)730-9954 Saturday class at Wilderness Archery starting at 9 am.  Sunday class will be at Maya Archers Range also starting at 9 am. Those who have taken the online course MUST bring a printed copy of their completion of it, and need only show up for the Sunday class.  Maps to both Wilderness & Maya are located on their respective websites.
San Bernardino Chino 7/18-19 Oranco Bowmen Archery club Chriss Bowles
(951) 757-4571
class check in starts at 6:30am and class starts at 7am both days.
San Bernardino Chino 10/24-25 Oranco Bowmen Archery club Chriss Bowles
(951) 757-4571
class check in starts at 6:30am and class starts at 7am both days.
San Bernardino Victorville   Apple Valley Gun Club  16699 Stoddard Wells Rd. 92393 Lyle Drenth (760) 885-5114 Classes on the 3rd Saturday of the month with field day the Sunday following class.  Field day only students must take online course, print and bring field day qualifier certificate
San Diego Descanso call for dates   Doug or Michelle McClanahan
(619) 445-2305
(619) 445-2107
Check website for class information.
San Diego Escondido 8/9 Escondido Fish and Wildlife Range Frank Alessio
(760) 743-8718
 
San Diego Escondido 11/14 Escondido Fish and Wildlife Range Frank Alessio
(760) 743-8718
 
San Diego Escondido 2nd weekend of every month Escondido Fish and Wildlife Range Frank Alessio
(760) 743-8718
Call for more details.
San Diego Santee Classes held quarterly   Jeff Simonides
(619) 200-5236
www.sdhunterdafety.com
San Mateo Pacifica Call for dates SF Archers Jim Langell
(650) 392-5128
Must pre-register. Online class
Santa Clara Gilroy 8/7-8 Predator Archery 7350 Monterey Street 95020 Richard Sandkuhle (831) 722-5279 Class fee $10.00.  8/7 class 6-10 pm, 8/8 class 8am-4pm. Both sessions required. For information and registration call Curtis Campise (408) 842-7733, Blake Frotuno (408) 842-7733. or Richard Sandkuhle
Tulare   Call for classes   Eric Virden
(559-582-4263
On-line follow up class

 

 

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