Hunter Education has ended for the year at United Sportsmen Incorporated. Classes and course announcements for 2019 will be posted in the first part of the year.
Hunter Education is coordinated by Jim and Kathy Clark, with instructors certified by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. United Sportsmen does not handle their schedule or any aspects of their classes, other than to provide classroom facilities for the benefit of our members and the public who wish to obtain a hunter education certificate. 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.
About Hunter Education
Hunter Education teaches you respect for the resource, the firearm, the law, the landowner, yourself, and the future of hunting.
The Hunter Education course consists of classroom instruction, homework, and field instruction in the following areas: firearms safety and handling, sportsmanship and ethics, as well as wildlife management and conservation science. Archery, black powder, wildlife identification, game care and survival are also discussed. The course is offered in two formats, “traditional” (entire course in-person) and “online” (the last 4 hours of the course are in person).
The State of California requires resident hunters, regardless of age, to complete hunter education training. Additionally, an increasing number of states will issue you a hunting license only if you can produce a hunter education certificate. In those states, it is not adequate to provide a copy of a prior hunting license.
To successfully earn the hunter education certificate, the student must complete the course while demonstrating the ability to follow firearms safety principles, good sportsmanship and the ability to stay focused and attentive. If the instructor believes the student has shown these characteristics, the course concludes with a 100 question test which requires a score of at least 80% to pass.
After a student has successfully completed the course of instruction and passed the final examination, they are awarded a Hunter Education Certificate on the last night of class. The student can then acquire a hunting license.
Parents are encouraged to participate with their children in the course and its’ related activities. There is not a minimum age requirement to take the course, but the test fail-rate increases markedly for students below age 11 (traditional class) and 13 (on-line class).
Hunter Education Courses at U.S.I. for 2019
Classe pre-registration is REQUIRED and will open forty-five (45) days before the class meeting. Within forty-five days (45) of the class, registration is available HERE: REGISTRATION
You can contact the Clarks via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org