In a continued effort to reduce firearm accidents, the State of California requires
all first time resident hunters, regardless of age, to complete hunter education training
or pass a comprehensive equivalency test before purchasing a hunting license. In collaboration with volunteer instructors, CDFW provides for hunter education throughout the state.
This agency receives federal funds. Under federal law, discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, color, age, sex, national origin, disability, etc. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility of this agency, you may contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or the U.S. Department of the Interior.