Today's Hunter in California

Today's Hunter in California


Today's Hunter in California: A Guide to Hunting Responsibly and Safely is a student manual developed for hunting students in California, approved by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. This manual introduces you to U.S. hunting regulations and provides general information about firearm equipment, basic shooting and hunting skills, ethics and safety, survival skills, and wildlife identification.

California is a state with incredible natural resources. Whether you’re exploring Redwood National Park, Lake Shasta, the Yolla Bolly Wilderness, or the well-named Goose Lake, you’re bound to have a good time. Seek out targets including the Chukar partridge, wild pigs, pronghorn antelope, and bighorn sheep. 

With this handbook, you can ensure you are well-prepared to make every hunting trip a safe one. Hunting safety is everyone’s responsibility. 

Topics include:

  • Using the Correct Ammunition
  • Good Marksmanship and Accuracy
  • Hunting Strategies
  • Primitive Hunting Equipment and Techniques
  • Hunting with All-Terrain Vehicles
  • Hunter Ethics
  • Preparation and Survival Skills
  • Wildlife Identification
  • And much more… 

Hunter Education

Make your learning about hunting safety fun and easy by taking an online hunter education course at Hunter Ed works with IHEA-USA, more than 35 state agencies, and industry partners to develop approved and recognized online hunter safety courses. With a safety course, hunters of all ages can become more successful and ethical hunters.

Every first-time hunter who buys a hunting license in California needs to complete a California Hunter Safety course. Become a safer hunter today!