California Hunter Safety

Must enroll at the Range Pro-Shop ahead of time and the $10.00 fee must be paid in cash at signup time.

Workbook  must be completed before attending classes. We suggest at least two weeks before class date to finish your workbook.

Classes have been filling up early. Classes are 8 hours in duration from 8:15 to 5:00 with a lunch break. No firearms are required for the classes.

DFG will be requiring proof of identity at time of class and you must also register online or you will not be registered for the class.

You can now do the online requirement in the range office.

New Hunter Ed Registration Site

Dates for 2017 (twice a month)
Sept 9  Sept 23   Oct 14  Oct 21
Nov 11  Nov 25   Dec 9  Dec 30

Dates for 2018 (twice a month)
Jan 13 Jan 27    Feb 10 Feb 24
Mar 10  Mar 24    Apr 14 Apr 29 internet followup
May 12  May 26    June 9  June 23
July 7  July 21   Aug 11  Aug 18
July 29 internet followup
Sept 8  Sept 22   Oct 13  Oct 20
Oct 29 internet followup
Nov 10  Nov 24   Dec 8  Dec 22

What is the Minimum Age to take Hunter Education Class?
There isn't a minimum age, however the study material is at a 5th grade level or suggested minimum age 10 years.Depending on the maturity of the child we have had younger students attend and pass our classes.

What if I have a learning disability? If you have disability such as, ADD, ADHD, Dislexia, Deaf, even Blind we can try to accommodate with pre-arrangements.

What if I don't read or speak English very well? At this time we do not have any foreign speaking instructors. We will allow interpreters for students, Our policy is to allow an intrepeter during the class lectures, however another person or interpretor can assist with adminstering  the test .  Under no circumstances is the classroom interpreter to administrate the test. We  do have a limited supply of Spanish books & tests. Books can be requested at time of registration.

Can I just show up for the class? No. Because this is a (1) one day class, you are required to have the work book material ahead of time to study and finish the review questions at the end of the book. Also, since we have a class minimum attendance of (10) ten students we must know ahead of time if we have enough students to hold a class.

How much is the class & how do I pay? The class costs $ 10.00, cash payable at the Angeles Ranges office prior to the date scheduled.

Do the Instructors make money from these classes? No. By State Fish & Game regulations & International Hunter Education Association rules state this is a Not For Profit program. The class fee you are charged is to cover class expenses, such as: supplies, refreshments,  Advertisement, Classroom Rental.

How long is the class? The class is (1) one full day (eight hours), plus (2) hours credit when home study is finished. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THE EXAM UNLESS THE HOMEWORK IS COMPLETED

When does the class start & finished? Check in time is 8:15am and ends when testing portion is finished.

Can I use Hunter Education Certificate to purchase my first Handgun? No, you must take a different test called the " Calif. Handgun Safety Test". You can take this test anytime at The Oaktree Gun Club Handgun Range or any other gun store. Cost is $ 25.00 per student.

Is my Hunter Education Certificate good in other States? Yes, your Hunter Education Certificate in recognized in all states that require it. Also good in Canada and Mexico.

What is the Hunter Education Test like? The written test that is given at the end of the day consist of 100 questions. Out of the 100 questions, 50% is True/False & 50% Multiple Choice.

Is the test "Open Book"? No. What would be the point of taking the class if you didn't learn anything.

What is a Passing score? To pass the test, the minimum score is 80%. That's 80 questions right, out 100!

What happens if I don't pass the exam? If you fail to score a minimum 80% on the test, you can come back the following month  or at any time a class is scheduled to re-test.

Do I have to pay again and stay all day in the class? No, But you must re-register for the next class and show up at 2:30pm and re-take the test with the other students.

Do I get the opportunity to shoot on the RANGE? Some of our locations offer the opportunity to shoot on the RANGE. However we do not.

Other Hunter Education Classes? Check out the DFG website at

Is Lunch available at this location? Usually a hot dog stand is available,  However we recommend bringing a sack lunch as offsite restaurants are a distance away and returning students many be late for class. (Lunch is one half hour)

Advanced Hunter education classes are offered by the state,  as well as a free pheasant hunt for first time hunters (Game Bird Heritage Hunts, when available ). This information can be obtained by checking  the California Department of Fish and Game website at: