hunting license core

The CORE program is useful for anyone interested in outdoor recreation, wildlife and firearms safety. The successful completion of the program is required for B.C. residents age 14 or over who wish to obtain a B.C. resident hunter number card, and a first B.C. resident hunting license. The goal of the CORE Program is to ensure that prospective hunters meet acceptable standards of knowledge and skill for safe and ethical participation in hunting recreation.

The CORE Program consists of a practical firearms handling test, and a written examination on all of the following subjects:

  • Conservation
  • Ethics
  • Law and Regulations
  • First Aid and Survival
  • Firearm Safety
  • Animal Identification
  • Bird Identification

Successful completion of the practical and written exams will
allow you to obtain a graduation certificate required to obtain
a personal hunter number card.