Advanced Hunting Clinics

CDFW's Advanced Hunting Clinics focus on the "how-tos" of hunting. The series includes sessions on how to hunt turkey, upland game, waterfowl, and big game. Topics covered in each clinic include type of firearm, ammunition, importance of sighting in the firearm, gauging distance, scouting, tracking, field dressing, shoot-don't shoot scenarios, hunter ethics, landowner-hunter relationships, conservation, and safety. The goal of this series of hunting clinics is to develop ethical, conservation-minded, successful hunters through education...taking the hunter a step beyond the basic hunter education course.

For more information, email Lt. Alan Gregory,

Date Clinic County
03/16/2019 link opens in new tab or windowWild Turkey Clinic Santa Clara County
04/27/2019 link opens in new windowAdvanced Bow Hunting Clinic Placer County
05/04/2019 link opens in or windowDeer Hunting Clinic San Luis Obispo County
05/11/2019 link opens in new tab or windowDeer Hunting Clinic Santa Clara County
06/22/2019 - 6/23/2019 link opens in or windowLand Navigation Clinic El Dorado County
07/27/2019 link opens in or windowWaterfowl Hunting Clinic  Sonoma County
08/10/2019 link opens in new windowUpland Game Hunting Clinic Los Angeles County
08/17/2019 link opens in or windowHunting with Air Guns Los Angeles County
08/24/2019 link opens in or windowWaterfowl Hunting Clinic Solano County
09/21/2019 link opens in new windowWaterfowl Hunting Clinic Butte County
09/28/2019 link opens in or windowGrasslands Waterfowl Hunting Clinic Merced County
10/12/2019 link opens in or windowWaterfowl Hunting Clinic Riverside County

Partner Organizations

  • California Deer Association
  • California Hunter Education Instructors Assoc.
  • California Waterfowl Association
  • Friends of Cañada de los Osos Ecological Reserve
  • International Culinary Center
  • National Bow hunters Education Foundation
  • National Wild Turkey Federation, California Chapter
  • Pacific Coast Hunter Education Association
  • Hunter Education Instructor Association of Southern California
  • Safety First Shooting Association
  • Santa Clarita Valley Chapter Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation
  • Hasting Island Hunting Preserve
  • Tejon Ranch
  • Wilderness Unlimited Foundation

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The 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, please contact CDFW’s EEO Officer at (916) 653-9089 or, the link opens in new windowEqual Employment Opportunity Commission, or the link opens in new windowU.S. Department of the Interior, or contact their office as follows:

   Chief, Public Civil Rights Division
   Department of the Interior
   1849 C Street NW
   Washington, DC 20240