Fish & Wildlife, Department of

Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW)

The mission of the Department of Fish and Wildlife is to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public.

General Information: 916-445-0411
Fax: 916-653-7387

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes and no. Online classes are offered in California, but to obtain a valid hunter education certificate, you will ALSO need to attend a 4-hour home study / online follow-up class with a certified hunter education instructor. The online course will not get you a certificate. The benefit of taking an online class is having the ability to study at your own pace, and that you only have to take a 4-hour follow-up classroom session (versus a 10+ hour class). See more about Online Classes.
Licenses are valid for a calendar year (January 1 through December 31) or for the remainder of the calendar year if purchased after January 1.
There is not a minimum age requirement to take the course, but young children may find the course demanding. A Hunter Education Instructor may be able help you decide whether your child is old enough.

Related Links

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Enforcement, F and G Commission and Regulations, Fishing, Habitat Conservation, Hunting and Trapping, Information and Education Office, Just 4 Kids, Lands ... https://www.dfg.ca.gov/

Contact or Locate Us

California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Search this site: ... or Property. Region and Field Offices · Ecological Reserves and Wildlife Areas · Fish Hatcheries ... https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/explore/contact-us

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California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Search this site: Login · Home · Fishing ... Buy a Warden Stamp. And more! Report Fishing Harvest or Hunting Harvest ... https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/licensing

Employment Opportunities

... caught by anglers based on current survey information. Skip to Main Content. Menu. Contact Us Search. CA.gov · California Department of Fish and Wildlife. https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/employment

Hunting in California

California Department of Fish and Wildlife ... Declaration for entry into California with wild-caught game or fish (PDF) · Indian Game Transportation Tag Issuance ... https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/hunting

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California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Search this site: ... Fishing. Fish Planting Online Schedule ... Wildlife Areas and Ecological Reserves · Fish Hatcheries ... https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Regions/5

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California Department of Fish and Wildlife ... SPORT FISHING - Annual and short- term licenses • Sport fishing validations • Report cards • Gift vouchers for ... https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/licensing/online-sales

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CA.GOV | California Department of Fish and Wildlife ... Fish Species of Special Concern, 3rd Edition · CDFW Priority Unscreened Diversions in the Central Valley ... http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fish/