BC Wildlife Federation brings online hunter education to B.C.

BCWF launches the province’s first Online Hunter Education Course

April 24, 2015 – The BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) is proud to announce that it will launch the province’s first Online Hunter Education Course at 2015 BCWF AGM & Convention in Fernie on April 24th, 2015. Prospective hunters will now have the option of taking the Conservation Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) online, in preparation for their in-person CORE exam.

“BCWF is excited to announce that prospective new hunters are now able to study for their CORE Exam via our new Online Hunter Education Course. The new online version of the CORE course features short videos, narration, and animations that really bring the material to life, and we hope that it will inspire more British Columbians to take up hunting,” said BCWF President George Wilson.

The online course, which has been requested by BC residents for years, was developed in partnership with HUNTERcourse.com, Canada’s leading online hunter education course provider. BCWF worked closely with HUNTERcourse.com to create a fully customized course for the province.

All online material has been reviewed and approved by the BC Wildlife Federation and the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations.

Online hunter education has been growing in popularity across North America as states and provinces see that providing an online option makes it more convenient for new hunters to obtain their required hunter safety certification. Online hunter safety courses are currently offered in 7 provinces and 46 states.

“Students can take the BC Online Hunter Education Course, anywhere, anytime, on any device, and can study on their own schedule and at their own pace. It makes hunter education more accessible,” said Brent McNamee, CEO of HUNTERcourse.com, an avid hunter and a hunter education instructor.

The online course is available at www.huntercourse.com/bc and consists of 10 chapters. The course material will take more than 5 hours to complete, and students are also required to answer 100 quiz questions. Upon successful completion of the online course, students must schedule and pass an in-person final exam with a CORE Examiner to be certified. The current CORE classroom courses will continue to be available.

The BC Wildlife Federation is British Columbia’s largest and oldest conservation organization with over 46,000 members passionately committed to protecting, enhancing and promoting the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations. Visit www.bcwf.bc.ca for more information.

For more information on the BC Online Hunter Safety Course, contact BCWF Programs Coordinator Kerry Smith at 604-882-9988 ext. 300 or programs@bcwf.bc.ca.


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