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 presentation of your CFSC Non-Restricted Course Report, provides an exemption from the firearms handling exam.
The CORE course is a two day course offered on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to approximately 5:30pm in the Clubhouse of the Vancouver Gun Club. For details on the firearms course, please see the Firearms Course page.
CORE March 12 & 13 Full
CORE May 14 & 15 Full
CFSC June 11 Full
CORE September 17 & 18 - Full (waitlist available)
CORE October 15 & 16 - open for registration
CFSC & CRFSC November 19 & 20
Course dates can be custom scheduled for small groups (minimum five).
CORE $160, CFSC (PAL) $189 and CRFSC (RPAL) $94.50. Course fees includes tests and tax.
Pre-registration and prepayment via EMT is required.
You will receive a full refund in the event the course is cancelled (e.g. in response to health orders).
Cancellations by students within 2 days of the course date are not refunded if not for public health reasons.
Please contact Marc at firstname.lastname@example.org to register of for additional information.