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Conservation Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE)

DATE:  Date to be Determined

TIME:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday.
COST:  $220.00 + GST = $231.00.

LOCATION:  To be announced.

INSTRUCTOR:  Dan Petrisor.
**It is recommended to read the manual before the course begins.  Manuals will be available to be purchased at the Valemount Learning Centre, 99 Gorse (Upstairs), for $20.00 each GST included.

The Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) Program is British Columbia's Hunter Education Program.  The Conservation Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) program is designed for individuals wishing to obtain their first B.C. resident hunting licence.  The 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 at age 18 or over who wish to obtain a B.C. resident hunter number card, and a first B.C. resident hunting licence.

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.

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.

Individuals who have completed a hunter education program from another province or territory of Canada or a state of the United States of America are exempt from the requirement to complete the CORE Program.  Contact a Service B.C. centre for more details on program exemption.


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