To qualify for hunter education camps, all participants must have a Customer Identification Number with the department and complete the required homework before attending. Students can start their homework at any time by downloading a free pdf version of the manual and worksheet at, https://www.hunter-ed.com/newmexico/manual/. For more information, please contact the Hunter Education Office, 505-222-4731 or email email@example.com.
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Tips on Preparing for a Hunt
Before going on a hunt, you should make sure you are well prepared. A successful hunt begins with careful planning and preparation. The process often requires more time than the hunt itself.
Prepare a hunting plan in case you or someone in your group becomes lost, sick, or injured. Leave the plan with a family member or friend so that searchers will know where to find you. Do not deviate, or stray, from the hunting plan without notifying others.
Below is a Hunt Plan form you can use for your next scouting or hunting trip.
Ethics help protect the hunter’s privilege to hunt. They generally govern behavior that affects the public opinion of hunters. Ethical behavior makes sure that hunters are welcome and hunting areas stay open.
Aldo Leopold, known as the father of wildlife management, best described the idea of ethical behavior. He said, “Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching—even when doing the wrong
thing is legal.”
Print off the following Hunting Ethics Scenario activity and use the situations listed to test you, your family, and friend’s ethical and responsible decision skills while hunting. This activity can be done with any size group.
Hunting Ethic Scenarios
Ethical and proper shot placement is a must for any hunter. Here are the deer, elk, and bear shot placement pages that go along with the Hunter Education Shot Placement activity segment posted to the department’s Facebook page. Print off each animal, have someone tape them together for you (have the printed sides facing out), then use a sharpened pencil to “shoot” where you think the vitals lay (heart, lungs, and liver) on each animal.
Shot Placement Animal Forms
Virtual Hunting Scenarios
Test your hunter ethics and responsibility through this interactive shoot/don’t shoot activity that focuses on the importance of waiting for an animal to give you the best angle for proper shot placement. Click Shoot/Don’t Shoot to get started!
Learn more about hunting, shooting, and outdoor skills through Hunters Connect, sponsored by the International Hunter Education Association – USA.
Turkey Hunting 101 Online Course
The National Wild Turkey Federation and Kalkomey Enterprises, LLC have partnered to create the NWTF Turkey Hunting 101 course, the first-ever wild turkey hunting online tutorial. The NWTF Turkey Hunting 101 course is designed to teach future turkey hunters everything they need to safely and successfully hunt America’s greatest game bird – the wild turkey.
The NWTF Turkey Hunting 101 course includes six chapters and dozens of topics covering the remarkable history of the wild turkey, the birds’ characteristics and behavior, wild turkey sounds, hunting preparation, gear and tactics, shot placement, cooking tips and recipes, plus much more. Topics are supported with text, photographs, graphics and videos from veteran turkey hunters in an engaging and educational format. This course does not provide a hunter education certification.
Deer Hunting 101 Online Course
Whether you are new to deer hunting or are a seasoned deer hunter stuck in a rut and want to freshen up your skills, there is a new ground-breaking online resource available to you. Kalkomey Enterprises LLC is offering the Today’s Hunter Deer 101 online course that covers deer biology and behavior, hunting methods, shot placement, field care of venison and much more. The course is easy, the self-paced lessons are engaging and the course saves your progress wherever you left off. Topics are supported with text, photographs, graphics, and videos to make information easy to learn and retain.
The user-pay course is available to anyone who wants to learn more about deer hunting at https://www.todayshunter.com/deer101/. During the off-season, it is a perfect time to hone your skills for this upcoming fall! This course does not provide a hunter education certification.
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