Education Opportunities for a Longtime Hunter

by Carrie Wilson

Question: Does CDFW still offer classes for experienced hunters? I’ve had my license for years, so I’m not looking for the basic hunter ed stuff. (Chris)

Answer: Yes! There are opportunities around the state. The Law Enforcement Division’s Advanced Hunter Education Program lists upcoming classes, which currently include Hunting with Air Guns (Los Angeles County), Basic Game Processing (Santa Clara County), Waterfowl Hunting (Solano County and Butte County) and Upland Game Hunting (Los Angeles County). These are great opportunities for experienced hunters to explore hunting a new species or to brush up on technique. New classes are added all the time, so we encourage you to keep checking the Advanced Hunter Education webpage.

Carrie Wilson is a marine environmental scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. While she cannot personally answer everyone’s questions, she will select a few to answer each week in this column. Please contact her at