Wilderness Skills Institute Online & Homestudy Hunter Eduction Review and Exam

Upcoming courses: This is the online follow up California Department of Fish and Wildlife class.

Location: Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County, California

Date: January. 18th or March 1st

Time: 10:00 AM

Course material Fee: $10 per student (cash or check only) The instructors are volunteers with Calif. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

Age: Open to all ages. If the student has succesfuly compleated the online or homestudy book a student of any age take this follow up class and exam. Please note: To pass this follow up class the student must pass the writen exam, and deonstrate safe handling of firearem,

The On-line portion of the class is required and available at Hunter-Ed.com, HunterExam California or International Hunter Education Association.

The on-line course in itself will not get you a valid hunter education certificate. Once you have completed one of the above on-line courses (6-10 hours), you will still need to attend our 4 hour review, practical exam, and written exam with our certified hunter education instructors as per California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Access is permitted to the 4 hour follow-up class only after a student has completed the written Home Study or On-line component of the class. Students MUST complete the online class portion PRIOR to attending the class. Students MUST bring Online Course Completion Receipt/Certificate.

Class will be approximately 2.5 hours of review and 1.5 hours of examination. Hunter Education cards will be awarded at the end of the session for those who successfully pass the examinations.

There is NO LIVE FIRE however you must demonstrate competency of safe handling of firearms (provided, please do NOT bring any firearms to class).

Minors (under 18 years of age). MUST be accompanied by parent or legal guardian and must sign waiver of liability provided the day of the exam. Please attend only if you have completed an Online Class from one of the on-line courses above and printed your completion receipt.

There are 100 questions on the test. Only 50% of the questions are covered in the review, therefore, the online portion must be studied to pass the test. Student Must bring state or military issued photo I.D. and know their SS#.

Student Must preregister to attend class. Class size is limited to 20 students. e-mail Toni for information Be sure to confirm your attendance with the Instructor prior to arrival.

The Ten Commandments of Firearms Safety

    1. Treat every gun as if it were loaded
    1. Watch that Muzzle! Be able to control the direction of the muzzle at all times
    1. Be sure the barrel and action are clear of obstructions.
    1. Be sure of your target before you pull the trigger.
    1. Unload guns when not in use.
    1. Never point a gun at anything you do not intend to shoot.
    1. Never climb a fence or tree or jump a ditch with a loaded gun.
  • Store guns and ammunition separately, beyond the reach of children and careless adults.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages and mind altering drugs before or during shooting.
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    Your California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Hunter Education class far surpassed my expectations. I have been hunting for over 20 years and just needed the class to get an out of state license; I have a much better understanding of my role of the hunter in the management of wildlife, I feel I am a safer hunter, I feel better about being a good mentor to my son.

    A Dad at the end of a Hunter Education class

    I have been hunting for years but misplaced my license, therefore, needed to retake the class. Brian kept it fun and I learned new material.

    Thank you. I know it is a long drive for me and there are other classes closer but my grandson took the hunter ed class with you last month and my son sat in on it and told me I had to take it with you.

    Gentleman calling up to schedule a Hunter Ed Class

    I have read the books, had others at the range show me what to do, I thought I had it, but with just a few minutes with you I so get it now, my groups are so much tighter, and with such a little change in my form; I can’t wait to share this with my students.

    An archery instructor after a level 1 instructors class

    WAIT WAIT WAIT, do that again you made that look so easy, that is so much better then how I do that. That just paid for the entire workshop. An archery instructor seeing Brian finish serving on a bow string in a Level 2 archery instructors class

    I am a new back to the land person and a new 4H leader, I came here to learn how butcher my goats, I now have a much better understanding of how the 4 chambers in the stomach works and what I should be feeding. I have been dreading having to butcher my goats, it was very edgy for me. I was a vegan for years. The whole process today was calm, respectful, and compassionate. If you eat meat you should take this class.

    This is great, it is like watching a bunch of post grad students collaborating but they are 10 -15. And what is so cool is the instructor just off handedly asked a question. I would have had them read their text, spent 30 minutes lecturing, would have given them worksheets that I spent hours working on last night and then tonight would have spent a good hour grading them. All he said was “Did you see that there are more springs and more water flowing in the creek today then there was in July, we have not had any rain, why is there more water now? You would think there would be less?” That is all he said, he did not even tell them to go discuss it. The teens and preteens were sitting under the trees talking about the tilt of the earth, the moon, hot temperature, and the tree starting dormancy. Wow, I do not even know why. I love how they will give him an answer, he does not respond, not even change his expression, and they ask themselves more questions. It is great how a simple nod yields such elation from these teens and how they are so much more aware than what I have seen in other outdoor programs. He made it look like no more than taking some teens and preteens on a hike.

    The summery of a teacher shadowing one of our mentors

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