EatWild Beginner Hunter Bundle

Gain the essential certifications and knowledge needed to
embark on your hunting journey at a discount.

What Courses and Certifications Do I Need To Start Hunting?

Navigating the necessary courses and qualifications to become a hunter can pose challenges. We understand the complexity of this process and are here to provide assistance. To help you along your journey towards becoming a skilled and certified hunter, we have compiled a set of FAQs designed to guide you through the necessary steps and requirements.

Conservation Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE)

In order to become a hunter, BC residents must complete the Conservation Outdoor Recreation Education Program (CORE). The CORE program provides an overview of the hunting laws, ethics, animal identification, and firearm safety.

This course is held over two days. At the end of the second day you will be able to take the CORE exam, which is included in the price.

CFSC (PAL) Firearms License

If you intend on hunting with a rifle you'll need to take this course. CFSC is an introductory firearm safety course intended for all new firearms users and as a prerequisite for obtaining a Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL). This course provides students with the knowledge of firearm laws and confidence for safe-handling. Our classes provide a relaxed and friendly class atmosphere where beginners won’t feel intimidated.

Save with our Beginner Hunter Package!

Save 20% on CORE when you buy CFSC (PAL).

In-person CORE Class

9 am to 4 pm each day. This course is youth friendly, as Martyne has a gift for teaching people of all ages. The class is delivered in two days, with over seventeen hours of mandatory course requirements and testing. The exam will be held at the end of the second day.

Location: Thompson Hotel Kamloops (650 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC)

Dates: 2024-03-16, 2024-03-17

Instructor: Martyne Lacoste

4 weeknights from 6 pm to 9 pm

Location: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (800 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC)

Dates: 2024-03-20, 2024-03-21, 2024-03-27, 2024-03-28

Instructor: Dylan Eyers

This course is youth friendly, as Martyne has a gift for teaching people of all ages. The class is delivered in two days, with over seventeen hours of mandatory course requirements and testing. The exam will be held at the end of the second day.

Location: Thompson Hotel Kamloops (650 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC)

Dates: 2024-05-18, 2024-05-19

Instructor: Martyne Lacoste

This course is youth friendly, as Martyne has a gift for teaching people of all ages. The class is delivered in two days, with over seventeen hours of mandatory course requirements and testing. The exam will be held at the end of the second day.

Location: Thompson Hotel Kamloops (650 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC)

Dates: 2024-06-15, 2024-06-16

Instructor: Martyne Lacoste

PAL (CFSC) – Canadian Firearms Safety Course

The course consists of 10 hours classroom training time. The course is offered over one long day which includes the exam.

Location: Enterprise Centre (301 - 3701 Hastings St., Burnaby, BC)

Date: 2024-03-16

Instructor: Rob Wilson

Martyne Lacoste leads our Kamloops classes and ensures an inclusive and supported learning experience for everyone. To ensure that our students meet the full requirements of the Canadian Firearms Program and under our authorization from the RCMP to provide the CFSC, the course consists of 10 hours of classroom training time. The course is offered over two days, which includes the exam.

Location: Thompson Hotel Kamloops (650 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC)

Dates: 2024-04-20, 2024-04-21

Instructor: Martyne Lacoste

The course consists of 10 hours classroom training time. The course is offered over one long day which includes the exam.

Location: Enterprise Centre (301 - 3701 Hastings St., Burnaby, BC)

Date: 2024-04-27

Instructor: Rob Wilson

The course consists of 10 hours classroom training time. The course is offered over one long day which includes the exam.

Location: Enterprise Centre (301 - 3701 Hastings St., Burnaby, BC)

Date: 2024-05-25

Instructor: Rob Wilson

The course consists of 10 hours classroom training time. The course is offered over one long day which includes the exam.

Location: Enterprise Centre (301 - 3701 Hastings St., Burnaby, BC)

Date: 2024-06-22

Instructor: Rob Wilson

The course consists of 10 hours classroom training time. The course is offered over one long day which includes the exam.

Location: Enterprise Centre (301 - 3701 Hastings St., Burnaby, BC)

Date: 2024-07-20

Instructor: Rob Wilson

Martyne Lacoste leads our Kamloops classes and ensures an inclusive and supported learning experience for everyone. To ensure that our students meet the full requirements of the Canadian Firearms Program and under our authorization from the RCMP to provide the CFSC, the course consists of 10 hours of classroom training time. The course is offered over two days, which includes the exam.

Location: Thompson Hotel Kamloops (650 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC)

Dates: 2024-07-20, 2024-07-21

Instructor: Martyne Lacoste

The course consists of 10 hours classroom training time. The course is offered over one long day which includes the exam.

Location: Enterprise Centre (301 - 3701 Hastings St., Burnaby, BC)

Date: 2024-08-24

Instructor: Rob Wilson

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