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Fish & Wildlife ID (FWID) – Update

Fish & Wildlife ID (FWID) – Update

Fish & Wildlife ID (FWID) – Update

The Fish & Wildlife ID (FWID) is a passport to hunting services in British Columbia. 

You need a FWID to apply for Limited Entry Hunting or to buy a hunting licence.

Your FWID is a permanent number linked to your personal online profile. It replaces the old B.C. Resident Hunter Number card. If you already have a Hunter Number, your new FWID will be the same number with three extra digits.

Your legal name must appear on your Fish and Wildlife profile. Nicknames are not acceptable. You can make changes to your personal information (Name or Gender) at any time. If you are making a change, you will be required to provide supporting documentation, whether you make the change online or at a Service BC or FrontCounter BC location.

The FWID is not a card. You can either print it or download a copy onto your mobile device. You must carry or know your FWID number while you are hunting in B.C.  Conservation Officers can ask you to provide photo ID and your FWID number, so they can find and view your profile on their mobile devices.

There is no cost to get a FWID.

If you have forgotten your Hunter Number or FWID, contact a FrontCounter BC Customer Service Assistant.

The old Hunter Number card looks like the left image:    

The new Fish & Wildlife ID looks like the right image:

 

Online Courses Offered By BC Firearms Academy

BC Firearms Academy offers a wide verity of training options to meet your needs!

Free Resources Canadian Firearms Safety Course

Free resources and study materials to help you prepare for your Canadian Firearms Safety Course. No need to print the manual or bring the manual to your course with BC Firearm Academy. No need to print the manual or bring the manual to your course with BC Firearm Academy.

Online CORE Hunter Education Course

This course is designed to prepare you for the CORE Hunter Education Course examination and as a companion guide to the in-person course. Register for the exam challenge or the online course BC Firearms Academy.

A free online study guide to help you stay safe in the bear country of BC

A free online study guide to help you stay safe in the bear country of BC. This online guide will help you work, hunt, hike, and camp safely in the backcountry of BC.

Free RSO Range Safety Officer Course

RSO (Range Safety Officer) Course for Club Shoots and Open Range Events. This course has been focused to meet the needs of Candian gun clubs and ranges but is applicable to a wide variety of facilities worldwide.

Canadian CORE Course Challenge and Hunting Licence Exam Challenge. Firearms Safety Courses

CORE Course Challenge and Hunting Licence Exam Challenge. CORE Course Challenges and Hunting Licence Exam Challenge can be completed by individuals who have completed home or online study. BC Firearms Academy Strongly recommends completing our Online CORE course and reviewing our Free Online Firearms Safety Study Guide.

FREE AUTHORIZATION TO CARRY ( ATC ) Online Study Guide

This is a free online course to help you prepare for your Use Of Force course and rewarding career in the Armoured Car Industry.

In Class (not online) Courses Offered By BC Firearms Academy

BC Firearms Academy offers a wide verity of training options to meet your needs!

Canadian Firearms Safety Courses

This Canadian Firearms Safety Course & Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course runs over two days from 9:30 am to 5 pm. This is the course required for your Canadian Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL).

Canadian Firearms Safety Courses

Canadian Firearms Safety Course Non-Restricted Only - CFSC - Canadian Firearms Safety Course. This Canadian Firearms Safety Course runs over 1 day from 9:30 am to 5 pm.

CORE Hunter Education Course

CORE Hunter Education Course BC Fish & Wildlife ID FWID Abby Jan 13/14 This CORE Hunter Education Course is completed over 1 or 2 days from 9:30 am to 4 pm.

Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Courses

Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course – Restricted Only This Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course runs over 1 day from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Testing is completed on the day of instruction.

Combined - Non-Restricted Canadian Firearms Safety Course & CORE Hunter Education Course

Combined - Canadian Firearms Safety Course - Non-Restricted Only & CORE Hunter Education Course This is a 2 Day combined course. The Non-restricted Canadian Firearms Safety Courses is completed on the first day.

Personal Coaching & One on One Instruction

Personal Coaching, One on One Instruction & Range Training. Accelerate what you’re out to accomplish. Address what matters most to your shooting goals.

Wilderness Authorization to Carry Proof of Proficiency

WATC - Wilderness Authorization to Carry Proof of Proficiency Using a Firearm for Wilderness Protection WATC

CFSC OR CRFSC Retest

For individuals who have completed a BC Firearm Academy Canadian Firearms Safety Course Only. The RCMP firearms program no longer allows individuals to challenge the firearms safety course.

Predatory Wildlife & Bear Defence

This course is designed for those working in the bush or the outdoor enthusiast that spends time in bear country. For individuals who have completed a BC Firearm Academy Canadian Firearms Safety Course Only. The RCMP firearms program no longer allows individuals to challenge the firearms safety course.

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