hunter education

The San Luis Obispo Sportsmen's Association teaches Hunter Safety classes.

We offer both the in-person classes and the home-study/online follow-up class.

In-person classes are 4 days; Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM to 9:30 and Saturday morning from 6:00 AM to 11:00. You must attend all four classes. Cost is $10 per person, paid at the first day of class. Pre-registration is required. Click here to pre-register.

Hint: At that site, choose "Option 1: Traditional Hunter Education Courses" and then "Browse/Register for Traditional Classes"

2020 Schedule:

MON, TUE, & THU evenings - 6PM-10PM

SAT morning - 6AM-11AM

Feb 17, 18, 20 and Feb 22

July 20, 21, 23 and July 25

Sept 28, 29, Oct 1 and Oct 3

The 4 hour online follow-up classes are Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. Cost is $10 per person, paid at the class. Bring hearing and eye protection. Start time for Saturday morning classes varies call Wednesday or Thursday the week of the class to confirm the start time. Pre-registration is required. Click here to pre-register.

Hint: At that site, choose "Option 2: Online Course and Follow-up Class" and then "Browse/Register for a Follow-up Class"

The currently scheduled classes for online follow-up are below.

Note the FRIDAY classes are evening (starting 6PM) and the Saturday classes are morning (starting 6AM). Please double check the time!

Saturday, Feb 22, 2019 6 AM - 10 AM

Friday, May 15, 2020 6 PM - 10 PM

Saturday, July 25, 2020 6 AM - 10 AM

Saturday, October 3, 2020 6 AM - 10 AM

Friday, Dec 11, 2020 6 PM - 10 PM

Be sure to pre-register!

For more information or questions, contact Bill Plummer at 805-440-6628

Guns & Ladies

Learn to shoot like a girl!

Attend a clinic if you have no experience with firearms, want to review basic safe handling skills, or want to learn techniques that make it easier to improve your shooting skills.

GALs attendees are introduced to the fundamentals of safe gun handling and coached through their "First Shots" with live ammunition. Once "First Shots" training is complete, ladies participate in a variety of shooting events using shotguns, pistols and rifles.

Guns And Ladies (GALs) organizes shooting clinics taught by women, for women. Meet new friends and learn a sport you can enjoy for a lifetime.

We want to encourage, educate, and mentor women and juniors to learn firearm handling skills in an atmosphere that is SAFE, comfortable, non-threatening, and FUN.

The program is offered FREE to participants because of donations from the Friends of the NRA grant program, and other sponsors.