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,

Past Webinars


  • Webinar #11: Rabbits and Hares- What to Know

    June 24, 2021
    This webinar will prepare you for your pursuits of rabbits and hares throughout our state. You will be taught to recognize the various species and given tips for successful harvest.
  • Webinar #12: Archery Deer Hunting

    July 8, 2021
    This webinar will cover specifics to archery deer hunting in California. We will cover gear, tactics, regulations and other considerations to help you in this pursuit.
  • Webinar #13: Public A-Zone Opportunities

    July 22, 2021
    This webinar will discuss public areas for hunting deer in A-zone. This is an expansive area with not many public land opportunities but you will be given information about many of them and tactics to be successful.
  • Webinar #14: D11, D13, and D15 Deer Zone Opportunities

    August 12, 2021
    This webinar will help those tag holders or future tag holders with their hunting ventures in the D11, D13, and D15 Deer Zones. These zones can all be hunted by possessors of one of the tags and the area is home to the closest deer and bear hunting opportunities for the greater Los Angeles area.
  • Webinar #15: Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and Hunter Responsibility

    August 25, 2021
    We will cover Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) – what it is, your responsibilities as a hunter and how to keep it out of California. CWD is prevalent in many popular western hunting states. Hunters returning to California with their take play an important role in keeping our herds free of this disease.
  • Webinar #16: CalTIP: Hunter Responsibility and Rewards

    September 15, 2021
    This webinar will feature our CalTIP program: Californians Turn In Poachers and Polluters. All Californians have a responsibility to conserve our state's resources. Hunters and anglers are the front line in recognizing and discovering many violations. We will cover program specifics and success stories of responsible Californians doing their duty to report violations.
  • Webinar #17: South SF Bay Duck Hunting- Eden Landing and Don Edwards NWR

    October 28, 2021
    This webinar will feature duck hunting opportunities in the San Francisco Bay. Believe it or not there are some great opportunities to hunt waterfowl within this massive metropolitan area.
  • Webinar #18: Waterfowl Hunting and Other Opportunities- Grizzly Island/ Suisun Marsh

    November 2, 2021
    This webinar will feature waterfowl hunting and other opportunities at Grizzly Island WLA and the Suisun Marsh. Come join us for inside information on this CDFW property and this historic marsh.
  • Webinar #19: Waterfowl Hunting-San Pablo Bay and Napa-Sonoma Marshes

    November 4, 2021
    This webinar will feature waterfowl hunting opportunities in San Pablo Bay and Napa-Sonoma Marshes. Come join us for inside information on this little known waterfowl wonderland.
  • Webinar #20: Hunting California Tree Squirrels

    December 23, 2021
    This webinar will present information on our four species of tree squirrels which some consider our most challenging small game mammals. Come learn their distributions, their habitat, and their patterns to help you encounter more squirrels in the field.


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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   Chief, Public Civil Rights Division
   Department of the Interior
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