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WFTR201 - Conservation & Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE)

This course will cover survival, game laws, wildlife identification, and firearms safety. Successful candidates receive a hunter number. Passing this course is compulsory for all hunters applying for their first license.

 

Hours: 21 (Lecture Hours: 21)

 

Total Weeks: 1

 

Prerequisites:
Suggested minimum age of 12, or instructor's discretion.

NOTE: An exam fee is payable to the BC Wildlife Federation, due the first day of class.

 

Non-Course Prerequisites:

None

 

Co-requisites:

None

 

Course Content:
Introduction
- Goal, Objectives
- Part 1 - What is Hunter Education?
- Part II - CORE Program Study Options
- Part III - License Requirements
- Core Examiners
- Contact List Core Examiners
Conservation
- Goal, Objectives

- Part I - Hunter
Ethics
- Goal, Objective
- Part 1 – Outdoor and Hunting Ethics
- Part II – Game Care and Ethics
- Supplemental Information
Laws and Regulations
- Goal, Objectives
- Part I – What Are Laws and Who Makes Them
- Part II – Hunting Laws
- Part III – How to Use the Hunting & Trapping Regulation Synopsis
Survival
- Goal, Objectives
- Part I – The Three P's: Preparation, Planning, and Practice
- Part II – Safety and Survival
- Part III – Orienteering Equipment and Its Usage
- Part IV – Common Field Equipment
Firearms
- Goal, Objective
- Part I – Introduction
- Part II – Evolution of Firearms
- Part III – Ammunition
- Part IV – Firearms Safety
- Part V – Shooting Skills
- Part VI – Hunting Safety
- Part VII – Specialty Hunting Equipment
Mammals
- Goal, Objectives
- Part I – Animal Identification
- Part II – Key to British Columbia Ungulates
- Part III – Key to Large British Columbia Carnivores
- Part VI – Small Mammals
Birds
- Goal, Objectives
- Part I – Introduction
- Part II – Resident Upland Game Birds
- Part III – Migratory Game Birds
- Part IV – Raptors
- Part V – Schedule “C” Birds
- Part VI – Other Protected Birds

Learning Outcomes:
The student will be able to:
- State the purpose and goals of hunter education
- State CORE program study options and expected behaviour in classroom

- State the procedures for obtaining a hunting license

 

Grading System: Pass/Fail

 

Passing Grade: 75%

 

Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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