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Frequently Asked CORE Hunter Education Course Questions

Frequently Asked CORE Questions

Questions About The CORE Hunter Education Courses

Do I need to take my digital hunting license with my hunting?

Do I need to take my digital hunting license with my hunting?

Do I need to take my digital hunting license with me hunting? No, You can choose to print these licences from your FWID profile but it is not required. Hunting licences in British Columbia are electronic. Digital licences include resident, non-resident, non-resident alien, initiation and youth licences. Digital licencing Hunting licences in British Columbia are […]

What is the WILD System in BC?

What is the WILD System in BC?

What is the WILD System in BC? The Wildlife Information and Licensing system (WILD) is the B.C. government’s online service for submitting hunting applications, purchasing licences and submitting reports. Wildlife Information and Licensing Data system (WILD) On this page: WILD system Accessing WILD Fish and Wildlife ID (FWID) Digital licencing WILD System The Wildlife Information […]

Can I hunt in BC Parks?

Can I hunt in BC Parks?

Can I hunt in BC Parks? Fishing/hunting is allowed in many BC Parks; check the park-specific webpage for information. Check the fishing/hunting regulations synopsis for the area you plan to visit. Ensure you have the proper licenses. Hunting Hunting in parks is regulated by the Wildlife Act and the regulations are contained in the  Hunting […]

What does to “accompany” mean when hunting in BC?

What does to “accompany” mean when hunting in BC?

What does to “accompany” mean when hunting in BC? “accompany” means to remain in the company of the other person, able to see the other person without the aid of any device other than ordinary corrective lenses and able to communicate by unamplified voice with that person; BILL 63 – 1999 WILDLIFE AMENDMENT ACT, 1999 HER […]

Can a youth purchase a youth hunting licence?

Can a youth purchase a youth hunting licence?

Can a youth purchase a youth hunting licence? No, a parent or guardian must purchase, as well as hold, the youth hunting licence on behalf of the youth. To purchase the youth hunting licence, the parent or the guardian must sign an “Acknowledgement of Responsibility” form, confirming that the parent or guardian will be fully […]

What is the FWID?

What is the FWID?

What is the FWID? The Fish and Wildlife ID (FWID) is a passport to hunting services in British Columbia. You need an FWID to apply for: Hunting licences (resident, non-resident, non-resident alien, youth and initiation) Permit to accompany a non-resident or non-resident alien to hunt big game. Fish and Wildlife ID (FWID) Fish and Wildlife […]

 I have my PAL does this mean I can hunt in B.C.?

 I have my PAL does this mean I can hunt in B.C.?

I have my PAL does this mean I can hunt in B.C.? No.  You must have taken and passed the CORE Hunter Education Course. This will allow you to register for an FWID which allows you to buy hunting licenses. B.C. Resident Hunting Hunting offers residents the opportunity to explore B.C.’s world-renowned back-country and enjoy the […]

 What is the testing that is required to complete the CORE?

 What is the testing that is required to complete the CORE?

What is the testing that is required to complete the CORE? 1:A written examination consists of 75 multiple-choice questions 2: The practical firearms handling examination requires the safe handling of firearms. The examination process You must complete a registration form, provided by the CORE examiner, prior to starting the examinations. Please contact CORE examiners prior […]

At what age can I hunt unsupervised in BC?

At what age can I hunt unsupervised in BC?

At what age can I hunt unsupervised in BC? 18 years old! Individuals who have completed the CORE hunter education exam and possess a validated FWID, as well as a hunting license, may hunt unsupervised once they turn 18 years old. Supervising hunter for a youth hunter Youth who participate in hunting in B.C. must be accompanied […]

What are the steps to get my FWID once I completed my CORE?

What are the steps to get my FWID once I completed my CORE?

What are the steps to get my FWID once I completed my CORE? STEP 1: BCWF  STEP 2: FRONT COUNTER BC After completing your CORE, you must deliver your course reports to the BCWF.  The BCWF will issue a graduation certificate which must be delivered to a Front Counter BC location. BOOK YOUR CORE Graduate Certificate When […]