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.

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For more information, email Lt. Shawn Olague,

AHE Webinars

  • Webinar #1: Waterfowl Reservation System and Refuge Operations

    Learn how to navigate the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife licensing system to apply for waterfowl hunt opportunities on state-operated hunt areas.
  • Webinar #2: Waterfowl Wednesday

    Learn tips to waterfowl identification in the field. This webinar also covers rules and regulations related to state-operated hunt areas and waterfowl hunting in general.
  • Webinar #3: Upland Opportunities

    Fall brings many upland bird hunting opportunities. Learn about department offerings and those on public lands. We will cover application processes and tips on being successful in the upland bird department this fall and winter.
  • Webinar #4: Band-tailed Pigeons – What They are and How to Hunt Them

    Learn about basic biology, tactics, gear, regulations, game care, cooking, and other potential hunting opportunities.

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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