Hunter Ed


Oregon and California Hunter Education and Bow Hunter Education

We all descended from successful hunters, it is in our DNA to hunt. At Northwestern Outdoor Leadership Institute we truly believe that youth benefit at many levels by hunting. We all need to get connected to our food and that understanding that something must die for us to live. Plant or animal, something is giving its life for us; be it cabbage, chicken, or deer. It has been our experience and the experience of others that having to take life to eat makes us more compassionate and less wasteful of food. The experience of securing food, feeding themselves with their own skills and to spend a day and a night alone is a rite of passage it makes people more confident.


“Nature is a profoundly deep part of us. Our species has spent 99.9% of the past 200,000 years thriving in nature, building shelter, making clothing, making fire, finding drinking water, tracking and harvesting food. For our species survival we had to be deeply connected to nature; for us to continue to thrive we must continue to be deeply connected to nature – Brian King”

Northwestern Outdoor Leadership Institute and Hunting

We feel strongly that all people benefit from having a connection with both their food and to their ancestors, hunting does both. We currently are volunteer hunter education instructors in both California, and Oregon, and will soon offer other states. Please note that the card you earn in California or Oregon is good in all 50 states and other locals throughout the world.

What is Covered

Schedule and More Information

We currently have No Classes scheduled through the summer. Check back in fall 2017.

For currently offered classes throughout california click here

For currently offered classes throughout Oregon click her

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
—Henry David Thoreau
"But love of the wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only home we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need – if only we had eyes to see."
—Edward Abbey