Hunter Education programs have always taught beginning outdoor enthusiast the practice of firearm and hunting safety.
Today, the Hunter Education program is more than just safety and is directed at more than just hunters. The program has been expanded to produce responsible, knowledgeable, and involved citizens – young men and women who understand the importance of complying with hunting laws and behaving ethically.
The program teaches young outdoor enthusiast about the importance of wildlife management, and differences between preservation vs. conservation in wildlife management practices. Hunter Education strives to instill responsibility, improve skills, and knowledge. Responsible, ethical behavior and personal involvement are both essential to the survival of ethical hunting as well as wildlife conservation.
Inyo / Mono County Fish and Wildlife Officers will be offering a Home Study/Online Hunter Education course for the residents of Inyo / Mono Counties. The Home Study/Online course consists of two stages, the online study portion and a four hour follow-up class. The Home Study course allows you to study at your own pace. This will be the last available class prior to the June 2, 2016 deadline for the 2016 Big Game Hunting Season Draw.
If you are interested, you just need to log on to The California Department of Fish and Wildlife Hunter Education Home Study web site, at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunter-Education/Classes-Home-Study.
You will need to sign up for a class and complete the online portion of the Hunter Education course. There are several online portion of the course available, ranging from free to $24.
The second stage to obtaining a Hunter Safety certification is to attend a four hour follow-up class. A voucher showing completion of the online portion of the Hunter Education course will need to be presented at the four hour follow-up class. I recommend the Huntercourse.com online class found at http://www.huntercourse.com/usa/california/.
The four hour follow-up class consists of two hours of review, one hour gun handling practical, and one hour to take the Hunter Education test. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for the four hour follow-up portion, only upon completion of the Online portion of the class. Registration cut off will be one week prior to the class. The follow-up classes offered in Inyo County will be as follows:
Inyo County – Friday, May 20, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, at the Bishop Fire Training Center 960 Poleta Rd, Bishop CA, contact Warden Shane Dishion (760) 920-7593
Should you want more information about the courses or to register please contact the warden listed behind the course information.