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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, OCT. 4, 2010:
SANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish has made it easier than ever for youths to register for mandatory hunter education classes. Registration for classes statewide now can be made online using the student’s unique customer identification number.
Customer identification numbers will be required to register for all hunter education classes. The same number also is required to buy hunting, fishing or trapping licenses online or to apply for any of the Department’s special drawing hunts. Identification numbers are free and can be acquired on the Department Web site, www.wildlife.state.nm.us by clicking on the “Hunter education” button on the home page. A list of available classes also is available on the Web site.
Students without internet access can get customer identification numbers and register for hunter education classes at Department offices in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Raton, Roswell and Las Cruces during normal working hours.
New Mexico law requires anyone younger than age 18 to have successfully completed an approved hunter education course before hunting with a firearm, purchasing a firearm hunting license or applying for a firearm hunting license. For more information about the Hunter Education Program please call (505) 222-4731.
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Off-Highway Vehicle Program now offers an online training course that will fulfill the safety training requirement for riders younger than age 18.
New Mexico law requires anyone younger than age 18 to have passed an approved OHV safety training course before riding on public lands. Two approved courses are available at www.B4uRide.com. Both courses cost $25.
For more information about the OHV Program and safety training requirements, please call (505) 476-8140.