FIREARMS SAFETY TRAINING
The Firearms Act requires that individuals wishing to acquire non-restricted firearms must take the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and pass the tests.
Individuals who wish to acquire restricted firearms must also take the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) and pass the tests.
New hunters of all ages must take hunter education training and pass an exam before they can purchase their first hunting license. If you intend to go bow-hunting only, then taking the 1st portion (CFSC) of the One-Stop program is not mandatory.
Hunting is an ancient tradition and an integral part of our cultural heritage.
The ancestors of today's human populations ensured our survival by hunting for food and clothing.
Today hunting is still an important activity for millions of people around the world. For many, it is still an important method of food gathering. For others, hunting is a recreational activity that provides an opportunity to further friendships and camaraderie, an opportunity to experience nature and relax in the outdoors and to make an important contribution to conservation.
Responsible hunters support the many rules that have been established to ensure that our wildlife populations are sustained and that hunting remains a safe activity.