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Got a Junior Hunter in the Family?

Got a Junior Hunter in the Family?

BC Firearms Academy CAn Help Give Them the Right Start

BC Firearms Academy wants to help you get the information you need to start the youth in your life on a lifelong hobby and love of the outdoors. You probably have tons of questions on how to get started.  

What are the Age Restrictions for Youth Hunters in B.C.?

Youth 10 years of age or older and under 18 years of age, who have a FWID may obtain a Hunting Licence OR a Youth Licence. Youth Hunting Licence can only be issued to a parent or guardian on behalf of his/her child or ward who is 10 years of age or older and under the age of 18.

A FWID, or Fish and Wildlife Identification, is a permanent number linked to your personal online profile. It replaces the old B.C. Resident Hunter Number card. If you had a Hunter Number, your new FWID will be the same number with three extra digits.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/recreation/fishing-hunting/hunting/fish-wildlife-id

All hunting licenses, no matter what the age of the hunter, require an FWID.

Does a Youth Have to take the CORE?

No. An individual between the ages of 10-17 who are hunting under a hunting or youth licence must be accompanied and under the close personal supervision of an adult who carries the proper licences and meets the prescribed qualifications to be a supervising hunter.

Can a Youth take the CORE?

Absolutely! BC Firearms Academy welcomes youth hunters to the classroom and has helped hundreds of new hunters get started. There are lots of benefits to taking the CORE course. It will give them hands-on experience with deactivated firearms, learn the ethics of hunting, become familiar with conservation, laws, bird and animal identification and more!

what Type of Firearm Can a Youth Hunter Use?

The same rules apply to a youth hunter as they do to any hunter. Only non-restricted firearms can be used for hunting. It’s important to remember that youth can take the CORE program at 10 years of age but must be at least 12 years old to apply for a Junior Firearms License.

Does a Youth Hunter Need a Federal Firearms Licence to Legally HUnt?

No. There are other types of hunting that don’t utilize firearms such as bow and arrow hunting. But to hunt with a non-restricted firearm it must first be acquired and to do this you need a federal license. PALs or POLs are not issued to minors under 18.  Even if a Junior Firearms License has been granted to an individual, a junior hunter must be accompanied by a supervising licensed adult.

What is the Bag Limit for a Youth Hunter?

Another great benefit for the minor to complete the CORE program; they won’t infringe on the bag limit of their supervising adult. Bag limits vary, BC Firearms Academy recommends visiting the hunting and trapping synopsis at the government of B.C. website.

Online Courses Offered By BC Firearms Academy

BC Firearms Academy offers a wide variety 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 CORE Hunter Education resources and study guide.

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.

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.

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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