The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class at the Hatch Municipal Airport just southwest of Hatch, New Mexico. Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years. Students under the age of 18 will also receive a free helmet and goggles.
ATVs and safety gear are available for use during the class.
Students must be at least 6 years of age. Space is limited – all students must already have or must create a free account with the Department of Game and Fish (https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/), and register prior to the class. This ensures that each student will have an age and size-appropriate training ATV available.
This workshop is required to become a certified hunter education instructor and will certify the individual to teach both the Traditional and the Field Day Hunter Education student courses.
This workshop also provides a New Mexico Hunter Education certification to new instructors who need a required New Mexico hunter education number.
All participants must register prior to attending. Please see registration details below.
Interested applicants need to first become a certified Game and Fish volunteer. Below are the steps to become a certified volunteer:
- Create a Customer Identification Account (CIN) with the Department at https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/
- Fill out a volunteer application at https://new-mexico.volunteers.kalkomey.com/
- Once the application is approved, certified volunteers can sign-up for the hunter education workshop through their CIN account