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The Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) Program is British Columbia’s Hunter Education Program. It is also a great program for anyone interested in outdoor 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

The CORE Manual and the Hunting and Trapping Regulation Synopsis are the resource manuals used to learn these subjects.

BC Residents who are 18 years of age or older and who wish to obtain a hunting licence are required to complete the CORE Program.

Online Hunter Education Course Now Available – study for your CORE exam online!

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.

Please send questions about CORE and PAL to:

Terry Morris    ( )  or

Ted Ramsey ( )