July 14, 2016

California: Outdoor Sporting Caucus to Host Capitol Hunter Education Course

On Friday, August 5, the California Outdoor Sporting Caucus will offer a Hunter Education Course in the State Capitol. The event will serve as an opportunity for legislators and staff to learn more about wildlife conservation, hunting and firearm safety. 

Participants will be expected to prepare for the session by spending 4-6 hours studying online hunter education materials prior to the course. Staff from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will be available to give participants a review of on-line materials and a 30-minute interactive skills test. The review will be followed by the official 100-question hunter education exam. Lunch will be provided. 

Hunter education is a vital tool for safely introducing Californians to the Golden State’s rich outdoor heritage. Annually, California’s 394,500 hunters spend $1.1 billion, supporting 20,640 jobs. In addition, California’s sportsmen and women support conservation efforts across California and the United States. 

To learn more or to RSVP, please contact CSF’s Pacific Southwest States Coordinator, Soren Nelson, at soren@sportsmenslink.org.

Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?

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