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CORE HUNTING COURSE


THE 2-DAY CORE COURSE IS OFFERED ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to approximately 5:30pm in the Clubhouse of the Vancouver Gun Club.



2020

Feb 22/23

Mar 21/22

April 18/19

Sept 12/13

Sept 19/20

Course dates can be custom scheduled for small groups (minimum five).


CORE Course Description:

The Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) course encourages safety and conservation in the enjoyment of the outdoors.  Successful completion of the CORE course enables participants to obtain a BC Fish and Wildlife ID (FWID) which permits the purchase of an annual hunting license and participate in Limited Entry Hunting draws. A Firearms License (PAL) is not required for the CORE course.  The CORE course includes a multiple choice exam and firearms handling exam. The multiple choice exam is based on the CORE manual and the Hunting & Trapping Synopsis.  A minimum of 75% is required to pass the exams.  Proof of successful CFSC completion through a course report or first time PAL issued after Sept. 1st, 2015, provides an exemption from the firearms handling exam. 


The course covers the following topics:

  • Conservation & Ethics
    • wildlife habitat
    • fair chase 
    • shot placement
  • Hunting Regulations
    • licenses, species licenses, limited entry hunting
    • bag limits
    • transportation requirements
    • mandatory reporting requirements
  • Laws & Regulations 
    • legal hunting methods
    • site access and no shooting areas
  • Outdoor Safety & Survival
    • trip planning
    • survival 
  • Firearms Safety
    • field use of firearms 
    • bullet and shot selection
  • Animal Identification
    • cervids
    • bovids
    • canids
    • felids
  • Bird Identification
    • waterfowl
    • migratory game birds
  • Field dressing (non-examinable)

 

Course Fee

$160 which includes tests and tax. The optional CORE manual may be purchased for $15.   Pre-registration is required.  Please contact Marc at  bcoutdoorsafety@gmail.com



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