Learn to hunt, fish and gather food. Have fun and join a community of hunters, foodies and outdoor people.
Let EatWild introduce you to hunting. At EatWild we believe that hunting is about respecting our food and where it comes from, understanding nature, and experiencing adventure.
We can teach you to harvest and enjoy BC’s bounty of wild food. With the skills and confidence you can take responsibility for harvesting meat for your family and friends. At EatWild we will teach you all about elk, deer, ducks, and moose, where they live, and how to go about hunting them.
We also offer seasonal food preparation and preservation workshops, to teach you to make the best use of your harvest. Visit us on Instagram and Facebook to learn about our upcoming workshops, seminars, and wild dinners parties.
CORE – Hunter Certification Course
Hunter Certification Training Course: Conservation Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE). You must have CORE certificate to get your hunting license in BC. Courses are offered monthly. We specialize in offering CORE to folks in Vancouver.
What is the CORE course all about?
Vancouver’s friendly, fun and informative CORE course. Learn to hunt with EatWild. 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. The EatWild CORE course is offered throughout the year in Vancouver and is run over 14 hours with weeknight and weekend sessions.
You need the Conservation Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) course to get a hunting licence in BC. Once you finish the curriculum successfully you will apply to the BC Wildlife Federation who will issue you a CORE Certificate. Once you have your CORE Certificate, you can then apply to the Provincial Government for your BC Resident Hunter Number. Once you have been issued your Hunter Number, you can now buy BC Hunting Licenses. You will have your hunter number for life, and you will never have to go through this process again.
What folks are saying about CORE with EatWild
I just wanted to thank you for being a great instructor during the CORE course. It was inspiring to hear not only your stories, but those of your amazing team as well. The extremely high level of passion and dedication you have for hunting was intoxicating. Thank you again.
Let me wrap up with a sincere Thank You for a great CORE course. I actually signed up for the online version of the CORE course almost a year ago, but I couldn't get into it. It wasn't until I saw one of your YouTube videos that I decided to take the course in person, and I'm glad I did! Your stories, and the depth of your experience made the material so much easier to absorb. Much appreciated.
“It’s always best to learn from an experienced hunter, rather than a textbook.”
“The EatWild CORE course is essential for anyone who wants to take up hunting, but doesn't know where to start or have anyone to mentor them. Also there are cookies.”
“Hunting is a new journey for me and my family. The clear delivery of information as well as relation of experiences and anecdotes by Dylan, Celina and Rob were invaluable to mine and my son's retention of the material. Can't wait for the different skills workshops.”
PAL / CFSC – Canadian Firearms Safety Course
TheCFSC / CRFSC (also known as PAL/RPAL) is an introductory firearm safety course intended for all new firearms users and as a prerequisite for obtaining a Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) for Non-restricted firearms. 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.
Join EatWild for a hunter oriented firearms training course. Our PAL / RPAL course is designed to ensure new hunters can build the confidence, knowledge and skills to safely and effectively use firearms.
To ensure that our students meet the full requirements of the Canadian Firearms Program and in accordance our authorization from the RCMP to provide the CFSC / CRFSC, the course consists of 10 hours of classroom training time. The course is offered over one long day which includes the exam.
By successfully completing the PAL, and passing both the written and practical tests, participants will be able to:
- Handle Non-Restricted (and Restricted) firearms and ammunition safely
- Use, store and transport Non-Restricted (and Restricted) firearms and ammunition safely and responsibly
- Apply for a Non-Restricted Firearms Licence (PAL) (and if you do the CRFSC, apply for RPAL as well) having received the required “Safety Training Certification”
- Complete their BC Hunter Education Course (CORE) without having to take the CORE Practical Firearms Exam
- Go on to take the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) (if you did NOT choose a session that already includes the CRFSC)