Below you will find common questions regarding the CORE course.
The tests is 75 multiple choice questions. It takes an average of 60 minutes for students to complete the test. If you take notes during class and complete the assigned readings you will do well on the exam. Less than 1% of the EatWild students have failed the exam. You can arrange with the instructor to rewrite the exam if you fall short of a passing grade.
Yes! If you have done the online course but need to sit the official test to get your Residential Hunter Card we provide testing sessions. For more information, schedule and registration click here.
Step 1: Complete the CORE class. After completing the exam, you will receive a signed Registration Form from your CORE instructor.
Step 2: Get your CORE Certificate. You must send or drop off the Registration Form at the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) office. The BCWF office will issue you a CORE certificate. There is a $30 processing fee that is paid to BCWF for this service.
Step 3: BC Resident Hunter Number Card (RHNC). Once you have received your CORE certificate you will then need to take your CORE Certificate to the local service BC Service Center and request a RHNC. There is no cost for the RHNC. Before a RHNC is issued, you will have to prove that you are a BC resident and that you meet the minimum age requirements.
Step 4: Buy a hunting license. Show your RHNC at vender that sell hunting licenses. They will issue you a hunting license and any required tags. To find a vender: click here
101-9706 188th Street, Surrey, BC V4N 3M2
BC Service Center
175 – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
The fastest way to get your hunting license after you completed the CORE course is to drop off your CORE completion paperwork in Surrey at the BCWF office. They will issue your CORE certificate while you wait. Then you’ll need to drive from Surrey over to the Service BC Center in Maple Ridge and they will issue you a hunter number (RHNC) and hunting license right away.
NO, if you sign up for the three-day CORE course it includes all guidebooks, testing and paperwork required to get your RHN (Residential Hunter Number).
CORE is the British Columbia hunter safety and certification course. All new hunters are required to complete a hunter safety course in order to qualify for a hunting license. The Conservation Outdoor Recreation Education course covers hunting ethics, habitat conservation, hunter safety, wildlife identification, firearms safety and hunting laws and regulations.
The class will write the CORE exam on the last schedule day of the class. You will be issued a CORE Registration Form signed by the instructor after successfully completing the exam.
You must purchase a hunting license every year if you plan to hunt. Your hunting license will expire March 31st of each year. You will need a new license on April 1st if you plan to hunt in the Spring. I purchase my license prior to deer hunting season in September. I don’t typically hunt in the Spring so I don’t purchase a license until the Fall.
Below you will find common questions regarding the registration process. Please take a moment to scan the questions as they might solve your registration issue before contacting us. Click the question below to show the answer.
To register, please navigate to the course / workshop or event page and look for upcoming events and look for the “Upcoming Event” header. Below this header you will see a list of upcoming events. If you do not see any upcoming events on the schedule then please follow our newsletter to be updated, like us on Facebook or check back periodically for updates.
You can also check the EatWild Schedule here. Once you have selected the event page you want to register for and selected correct date, begin by filling out the registration form fields and push the “Register” button at the bottom. Do not forget to fill out the reCaptcha image. Please see the detailed video above for visual instructions.
Please wait for up to ten seconds to be automatically redirected to Paypal where you can complete the transaction.
If you are sure you have filled out all the form fields correctly and are still having no luck registering, please contact email@example.com for help. We will help you solve the problem or manually register you so you do not miss the event.
This is fine! You do not need to have a Paypal account in order to register. We use Paypal to process our credit card payments and you do not need to be signed up. Simply enter the details on the Paypal screen and push “Pay” and you will be registered without signing up.
If you have forgotten your password, navigate to the top right corner of any page and push the link under the button “Log In” called “Lost your password?” Then enter your password and push the button “Get New Password” and you will be emailed a new password for your username.
Typically your username is going to be the part of your email before the @ symbol. IE, if your email is firstname.lastname@example.org then your username is going to be “webmaster” so try your common emails.
If you are still having issues, please contact email@example.com for help.
You are likely just on the main information page of the event. Please check for the heading “Upcoming Events” and click the “MORE DETAILS AND REGISTER” button for the specific time period you want to register for. You will now be able to see the registration form.
If you do not see any events then EatWild is not running any of those particular events in the near future. Please sign up for our newsletter in the footer of the page, like us on Facebook and check back periodically for updates.
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