The California Online Course Field Day
You must pass both the online and Online Course Field Day portions of the Bowhunter education course in order to complete the California Bowhunter education requirements.
Important Online Course Field Day Information
Locating and Signing Up for the Online Course Field Day
After passing the online portion of the California Department of Fish and Game Bowhunter education course, you will need to locate and sign up for the required Online Course Field Day.
Locate and sign up for the Online Course Field Day in your area.
Important! Bring your Field Day Qualifier Certificate to the Online Course Field Day as proof of having completed the online course.
Warning! Passing the online course does not guarantee you a spot at the Online Course Field Day.
What to Expect at the Online Course Field Day
This is 4–6 hours, depending on the number of students attending and will include:
- a classroom session
- outdoor shooting
- blood trailing
- demonstrations of tree stand safety
- survival skills
Most of the classroom topics will pertain to California-specific regulations and issues that are not covered in this online course. Be sure to have proper clothing for the outdoor sessions.
After attending and passing the Online Course Field Day portion of the Bowhunter education requirement, you will receive your California Bowhunter Education Certificate.
California Department of Fish and Game
1416 9th Street, 12th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814
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