Courses & How-to-Register
- First review our Hunter Education Course Schedule and Course Types in the tabs below.
- In the student’s CIN account, click Hunter Education (from the Main Menu), then click the Register for Hunter Ed Classes button, and follow the prompts.
2020 Statewide Hunter and Bowhunter Education Courses
Below you will find a current list of scheduled statewide hunter and bowhunter education courses. This list is updated as we hear from our volunteer instructors. Check back frequently if you do not see a class in your area as this list is updated regularly.
Hunter Education Homework
Students registered for a virtual hunter education course can get a free copy of the required pre-course homework electronically (see link below). Hardcopy manuals are not available at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions. The student manual homework must be completed before the first day of class to gain admittance. Students do not need to be registered for a course to download a copy of the manual, they can start their homework at any time. Click here to download the free pdf student manual and worksheet.
The electronic Today’s Hunter manual does not qualify youth hunters for the Mentored-Youth Quiz or the Mentored-Youth Hunting Program.
Hunter/Bowhunter Education Course List
Keep checking regularly for updates to our hunter and bowhunter education course schedule. Courses are added to the class listing below as we hear from our volunteer instructors.
For specific course times, locations, and registration information you MUST be logged into the student's New Mexico Online License System account.
In-person courses have been postponed at this time. Students have the option of taking hunter education online* or may register for one of our virtual course opportunities. *NM residents, 10 years of age and older. Bowhunter courses do not certify a student to hunt with a firearm.
Note: sort the contents of this table by clicking arrows next to column names (either up or down), or by typing a single word into the search box. Search examples could be: NEW, Valencia, Bowhunter, etc.
|County||City||Class||Class Date||Registration Opens||Notice|
|Statewide||N/A||Virtual Hunter Ed||Jul 27-31||Jul 15||Full|
|Statewide||N/A||Virtual Hunter Ed||Aug 24-28||Aug 12||Full|
|Statewide||N/A||Virtual Hunter Ed||Sep 29- Oct 3||Sep 8||Closed|
|Statewide||N/A||Virtual Hunter Ed||Oct 26 - 30||Oct 6||Full|
|Statewide||N/A||Virtual Hunter Ed||Dec 14-18||Nov 18||Full|
|Statewide||N/A||Virtual Hunter Ed||Jan 11-15||Dec 21||Full|
|Statewide||N/A||Virtual Hunter Ed||Jan 25-29||Dec 29||Full|
|Statewide||N/A||Virtual Hunter Ed||Feb 1-5||Jan 14||Full|
|Statewide||N/A||Virtual Hunter Ed||Feb 8-12||Jan 20||Full|
|Statewide||N/A||Virtual Hunter Ed||Feb 22-26||Feb 8|
|Catron||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Chavez||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Cibola||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Colfax||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Curry||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|De Baca||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Dona Ana||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Eddy||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Grant||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Guadalupe||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Harding||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Hidalgo||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Lea||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Lincoln||N/a||No classes at this time.|
|Los Alamos||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Luna||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|McKinley||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Mora||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Otero||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Quay||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Rio Arriba||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Roosevelt||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|San Juan||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|San Miguel||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Sandoval||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Santa Fe||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Sierra||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Socorro||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Taos||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Torrance||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Union||N/A||No classes at this time.|
|Valencia||N/A||No classes at this time.||Canceled|
Bowhunter Course Options
Traditional Bowhunter Course – is approximately an eight (8) hour course that incorporates lecture, review and emphasizes hands-on learning. Students are evaluated through a written exam and a field test. An adult is required to attend the course with students 10 years of age and younger. Students must complete their course homework prior to attending the class. Students have the option of completing their homework by obtaining a free hard copy of the Today’s Bowhunter student manual or by completing the online course qualifier. Please be advised that the online option is a user-pay. Instructions on how to obtain a hard copy manual are available through the student’s New Mexico Online License System CIN account once they are registered for a bowhunter course.
Field Day Bowhunter Course – is for students 10 years of age and older. This is an accelerated four (4) hour course that focuses on hands-on skills only and field evaluations. An adult is required to attend the course with students under 11 years of age. Students participating in the Bowhunter Field Day course are REQUIRED to complete the online Field Day qualifier course and exam at www.bowhunter-ed.com/newmexico/. This course is a user-pay. It is necessary to have access to a computer, printer (for completion certificate) and adequate internet access to complete the online portion for the Bowhunter Field Day.