Courses & How-to-Register


  • First review our Hunter Education Course Schedule and Course Types in the tabs below.
  • Next create a CIN account for each individual student through our Online License System: click here.
    (If the student already has a CIN account, simply log in: click here).
  • 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.

2019 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 daily.

Hunter Education Homework

All students registered for either a hunter education or field day hunter education course have the option of completing the required pre-course homework either electronically (see link below) OR through a hardcopy student manual. Both options are free. Hardcopy manuals may be picked up from specified locations once a student has registered for a course or from one of the department’s area offices. Either versions of the student manual homework are acceptable and must be completed prior to the first day of class to gain admittance.

It is necessary to have access to a computer, printer and adequate internet to download and print the pdf version of the student manual and worksheets. Students must print and bring the completed worksheets to class to gain admittance. Students do not need to print out the entire manual, just the worksheet pages. This manual meets the pre-course homework requirement portion of any instructor-led hunter education course. Click here to download the FREE pdf student manual.

Today's Hunter: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (Manual pre-course homework requirement portion of instructor-led hunter education course).

The electronic manual DOES NOT qualify youth hunters for the Mentored-Youth Quiz or for the Mentored-Youth Hunting Program.

Hunter/Bowhunter Education Course List

Updated 03-21-2019
Keep checking on a regular basis for our 2018 hunter and bow hunter education instructor-led course schedule. Courses are added to the below class listing as we hear from our teaching teams.

For specific course times, locations and registration information you MUST be logged into the students New Mexico Online License System account.

Courses listed as Hunter Education are for students of any age. Field Day Hunter Education courses are for students ***11 years of age and older for these classes. Additionally, Live-Fire may be associated with any course and indicates that students will participate in an actual shooting activity on a range. Bowhunter student courses will 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.

CountyCityClassClass DateRegistration OpensNotice
BernalilloAlbuquerqueHunter Education / Field DayFeb 9Jan 14
BernalilloAlbuquerqueField DayFeb 10Jan 29Cancelled
BernalilloEdgewoodHunter Education / Field Day / Live FireFeb 23Jan 21
BernalilloAlbuquerqueHunter EducationFeb 23-24Jan 28Full
BernalilloAlbuquerqueHunter EducationMar 2-3Feb 11Updated
BernalilloKirtland AFBHunter EducationMar 2-3Feb 4
BernalilloSandia PuebloHunter EducationMar 8, 9 & 10Feb. 11Full
BernalilloAlbuquerqueHunter EducationMar 9-10Feb 13Updated
BernalilloEdgewoodHunter Education / Field Day / Live FireMar 16Feb 11
BernalilloAlbuquerqueBow Hunter Education / Field DayApr 7Feb 14
BernalilloAlbuquerqueBow HunterApr 13Feb 14Updated
BernalilloAlbuquerqueHunter Education / Field DayApr 27 May 4Apr 8Updated
CatronReserveHunter EducationFeb 22-23Jan 28Updated
CatronQuemadoHunter EducationMar 15-16Feb 18
ChavesRoswellHunter EducationFeb 15, 16 & 17Jan 28Full
ChavesDexterHunter Education / Live FireFeb 27, Mar 6, Mar 9, Mar 11Feb. 4
ChavesRoswellHunter EducationMar 2-3Feb 20
ChavesRoswellBow Hunter Education / Field DayMar 24Feb.14Cancelled
CibolaLagunaBow HunterFeb 23-24Feb 4Cancelled
CibolaLagunaHunter EducationMar 2-3Feb 11
CibolaLagunaHunter EducationMar 9-10Feb 11
ColfaxRatonHunter EducationFeb 16-17Jan 3
ColfaxCimarronHunter EducationMar 2-3Feb. 4Cancelled
CurryClovisHunter Education / Live FireFeb 1, 2 & 3Jan 7
De BacaN/ANo classes at this time.N/A
Dona AnaLas CrucesHunter EducationFeb 7, 8 & 9Jan. 14Full
Dona AnaSunland ParkHunter EducationFeb 22, 23 & 24Feb 7
Dona AnaLas CrucesHunter EducationMar 2-3Feb 11Updated
Dona AnaHatchHunter EducationMar 9-10Feb 18Updated
EddyCarlsbadHunter Education Feb 22-23Feb 11
EddyCarlsbadHunter Education / Live FireMar 4-9Feb 15
EddyArtesiaHunter Education Mar 8-9Feb 18
GrantSilver City Hunter EducationFeb 9-10Jan. 15
GrantSilver City Hunter EducationMar 2-3Feb. 11
GuadalupeSanta RosaHunter EducationMar 2-3Feb 12
HardingN/ANo classes at this time.N/A
HidalgoVirdenHunter EducationFeb 15-16Jan 21
LeaHobbsHunter Education / Live FireFeb 4, 5, 7, 12, 14 & 16Jan 7
LincolnCapitanHunter EducationMar 9-10Feb 4
Los AlamosLos AlamosHunter EducationFeb 14, 15 & 16Jan 31Full
Los AlamosLos AlamosHunter EducationFeb 28, Mar 1-2Feb 13
LunaDemingHunter EducationMar 16-17Feb 20
McKinleyGallupHunter EducationFeb 23-24Jan. 30
MoraMoraHunter EducationMar 2-3Feb 11Updated
OteroMescaleroHunter EducationFeb 2-3Jan 7
OteroCloudcroftHunter EducationFeb 23-24Jan 30Full
OteroCloudcroftHunter EducationMar 2-3Feb 11
QuayTucumcariHunter EducationMar 22-24Feb 26
Rio ArribaEspanolaHunter Education / Live FireFeb 22-24Jan. 15Full
Rio ArribaTierra AmarillaHunter EducationMar 2-3Feb. 11
RooseveltN/ANo classes at this time.N/A
San JuanFarmingtonHunter EducationFeb 2-3 Jan 7Full
San JuanBloomfieldHunter EducationFeb 22, 23 & 24Jan. 28Full
San JuanFarmingtonHunter EducationMar 9-10Feb 20
San MiguelPecosHunter EducationFeb 9-10 Cancelled
San MiguelLas VegasHunter EducationFeb 23-24 Jan. 30
San MiguelPecosHunter EducationFeb 23-24Jan. 23
SandovalCubaHunter EducationMar 2-3Jan. 30
Sandoval Santo DomintoField DayFeb. 16Jan. 30
Sandoval Zia PuebloField DayMar 9Feb 25Cancelled
SandovalRio RanchoField Day / Live Fire Mar 9Feb 13
SandovalSanta Ana PuebloHunter Education Mar 2-3Feb 11
SandovalCochiti PuebloField DayMar 9Feb 12
Santa FeSanta FeHunter EducationFeb 16-17 Jan 28
Santa FeSanta FeHunter EducationMar 2-3Feb 12
Santa FeSanta FeHunter EducationMar 16-17 Feb 18
Santa FeSanta FeHunter EducationMar 16-17 Feb 28
SierraT or C Hunter EducationFeb 23-24Feb. 6
SocorroSocorroHunter EducationFeb 9-10Jan. 21
SocorroAlamoHunter EducationFeb 26-28, Mar 1-2Feb 11
SocorroMagdalenaHunter EducationMar 16-17Mar 5
TaosTaosHunter EducationFeb 15, 16 &17Jan 21
TaosTaosHunter EducationJan 25-27Jan 20Cancelled
TaosPenascoHunter EducationFeb. 8, 9 & 10Jan. 14
TorranceEstanciaHunter EducationJan 26 & 27 Dec 24
TorranceMoriartyHunter Education / Live FireFeb 16 & 17Jan 14
UnionClaytonHunter EducationFeb 23-24Feb 1Full
ValenciaBelenHunter Education / Live FireFeb 2 & 3Jan 7
ValenciaBelenHunter EducationFeb 28-Mar 2Feb 22
ValenciaBelenHunter Education / Live FireMar 2 & 3 Feb 6
ValenciaIsletaHunter EducationMar 9-10 Feb 15
ValenciaBelenField DayApr 27Apr 1

Bowhunter Course Options

Standard 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 manual online. Please be advised that the online manual is a user-pay. Instructions on how to obtain a hard copy manual is available through the students New Mexico Online License System CIN account once a they have registered for a bowhunter course.

Today's Bowhunter: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

Field Day Bowhunter Course – is for students 11 years of age and older. This is an accelerated four (4) hour course that focuses on hands-on skills only and field evaluations. Students participating in the Bowhunter Field Day course are REQUIRED to complete the online Field Day qualifier course and exam at 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.

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