Hunter Safety & Shooter Training

C.O.R.E Conservation Outdoor Recreation Education Hunter Safety

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 licence. 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.

From the ages of 10-13 CORE is optional. It will provide a Hunter number that one can use to obtain a hunting licence or apply for Limited Entry Hunting (LEH) draw. A person 14 years or older who wishes to hunt must first complete their CORE course to hunt in BC. Contact Extreme Tactical Canada for further information.


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