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Kern Shooting Sports sponsors the official California Department of Fish and Wildlife Hunter Education course that is required for all hunters. There are two ways to take the class:

Two-Day Live Instruction: All day Saturday in the classroom. Sunday morning from 7:30 am to 11:00 am students meet at Five Dogs Range where they shoot a .22 rifle and cross an obstacle with a firearm. At 1:00pm students are back in the classroom for a review session and to take the test. The cost is $25.00. Classes are held on a weekend in January, March, May, July, August and October.

PROS

CONS

Interaction with Instructors & students reinforces the learning process

Requires a weekend to complete

Lower cost

Live fire session

Higher pass rate on the exam

Better suited for students with little or no firearm or hunting experience

Textbook material is written for a 12-year-old's vocabulary but younger students with good reading ability and study habits are also successful in passing the exam

Hunter Safety Website: https://www.register-ed.com/programs/california

Internet Class: Students are "self-taught" by following the required material on the internet and passing an online test. Cost for the course completion certificate is approximately $25.00 (varies by internet class provider, see Hunter Safety link below). You must then attend a 4-hour follow-up class in order to finalize training, pass your final written exam, and get your California Hunter Safety Education Card. The cost for the follow-up class is $15.00 making the total class cost $40.00. Internet Follow-up Classes are held on Monday evening immediately following each Two-Day Live Instruction class described above.

PROS

CONS

Student study time is flexible

No interaction with Instructors or students

Overall cost is higher

Higher failure rate on the exam

Better suited for older students with a knowledge of firearms and hunting

Hunter Safety Website: https://www.register-ed.com/programs/california

Requirements : Pre-registration is required for both classes and seating is limited. Call Jay Busby at 661-871-9025 for Pre-registration dates, times and location.