The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is now offering clinics geared towards teaching participants the basics of hunting game animals. Clinics will be two to four hours of classroom time and may include additional range activities such as sighting in rifles or patterning shotguns. In addition to range activities, clinics may also offer opportunities for participants to use what they have learned with a scheduled hunting activity under the guidance of clinic instructors and local non-governmental organizations.
For all range activities and hunting activities, it is your responsibility to make sure your hunting implement is in good working order. WDFW reserves the right to do a safety check on all hunting implements before heading onto the range or into the field.
Please note that the clinics are sized for a specific number of participants. If a parent/guardian would like to participate with their child they will need to sign up as a participant.
If you have questions about WDFW’s clinics, please contact our Hunter Education staff at 360-902-8111.
This clinic is designed to give the beginning hunter the tools and knowledge to hunt upland birds in Washington State. The course will go over the species that are legal to harvest, hunting methods, hunting equipment, and game care. This clinic may last up to four hours.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) receives federal assistance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and provides equal access to its programs, services, activities, and facilities under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968.
The U.S. Department of the Interior and WDFW prohibit discrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, mental or physical disability, reprisal, sexual orientation, status as a parent, and genetic information. If you believe you have been discriminated against, please contact the WDFW ADA Program Manager, PO Box 43139, Olympia, WA 98504 within 45 calendar days of the alleged incident before filing a formal complaint, or write to: Chief, Public Civil Rights Division, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Washington DC 20240.
If you need further assistance or information, please contact the Olympia office of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife: (360) 902-2349, or Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD), (360) 902-2207.