Courses & How-to-Register

Courses & How-to-Register2018-08-30T15:28:27+00:00

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.

2018 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 01-23-2019
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 DateRegister OpensNotice
BernalilloSandia PuebloHunter EducationJan 11-13ClosedCancelled
BernalilloAlbuquerqueHunter EducationJan 19-20Dec 31Updated
BernalilloIsletaHunter EducationJan 26-27Jan 9Full
BernalilloAlbuquerqueHunter Education / Field DayJan 27Jan 3
BernalilloSandia PuebloHunter EducationFeb 1-3Jan 16
BernalilloIsletaHunter EducationFeb 2-3Jan 28
BernalilloSandia ParkHunter EducationFeb 2-3Jan 7Full
BernalilloAlbuquerqueHunter Education / Field DayFeb 9Jan 14
BernalilloEdgewoodHunter Education / Field Day / Live FireFeb 23Jan 21
BernalilloAlbuquerqueHunter EducationFeb 23-24Jan 28
BernalilloAlbuquerqueHunter EducationMar 2-3Feb 11Updated
BernalilloKirtland AFBHunter EducationMar 2-3Feb 24
BernalilloSandia PuebloHunter EducationMar 1-3
Mar 8-10
Feb 11
Mar 3
BernalilloEdgewoodHunter Education / Field Day / Live FireMar 16Feb 11
BernalilloAlbuquerqueBow HunterApr 6Mar 9
BernalilloAlbuquerqueHunter Education / Field DayApr 27Apr 1
CatronReserveHunter EducationFeb 22-23Feb 17
ChavesRoswellHunter EducationJan 19-20Dec 19Full
ChavesRoswellHunter EducationJan 25-27Jan 2
ChavesRoswellHunter EducationFeb 15-17Jan 28
CibolaN/ANo classes at this time.N/A
ColfaxRatonHunter EducationFeb 16-17Jan 3
ColfaxCimarronHunter EducationMar 2-3Feb 24
CurryClovisHunter Education / Live FireFeb 1-3Jan 7
De BacaN/ANo classes at this time.N/A
Dona AnaLas CrucesHunter EducationJan 19-20Jan 2Full
Dona AnaLas CrucesHunter Education Feb 7-9Feb 3
Dona AnaHatchHunter EducationMar 9-10TBD
EddyArtesiaHunter Education Jan 25-26Jan 10
EddyArtesiaHunter Education Mar 8-9Feb 18
GrantSilver City (Santa Clara)Hunter EducationJan 19-20Dec 17Full
GrantSilver City Hunter EducationFeb 9-10Feb 3
GuadalupeN/ANo classes at this time.N/A
HardingN/ANo classes at this time.N/A
HidalgoVirdenHunter EducationFeb 15-16Jan 21
LeaLovingtonHunter EducationJan 25-26Jan 10Full
LeaHobbsHunter Education / Live FireFeb 4, 5, 7, 12, 14 & 16Jan 7
LincolnCoronaHunter EducationJan 25-26Dec 31
Los AlamosN/ANo classes at this time.N/A
LunaDemingHunter EducationJan 12-13Closed
McKinleyN/ANo classes at this time.N/A
MoraMoraHunter EducationMar 2-3TBD
OteroTularosaHunter EducationJan 18-19ClosedFull
OteroMescaleroHunter EducationJan 19-20Jan 7
OteroMescaleroHunter EducationFeb 2-3Jan 7
QuayN/ANo classes at this time.N/A
Rio ArribaEspanolaHunter Education / Live FireFeb 22-24Feb 17
RooseveltN/ANo classes at this time.N/A
San JuanFarmingtonHunter EducationJan 5-6ClosedFull
San JuanFarmingtonHunter EducationJan 26-27Jan 7Full
San JuanFarmingtonHunter EducationFeb 2-3 Jan 7Full
San JuanBloomfieldHunter EducationFeb 22-24Feb 17
San MiguelPecosHunter EducationFeb 9-10 TBD
San MiguelLas VegasHunter EducationFeb 23-24 Jan 30
San MiguelPecosHunter EducationFeb 23-24Feb 18
SandovalN/ANo classes at this time.N/A
Santa FeN/ANo classes at this time.N/A
SierraN/ANo classes at this time.N/A
SocorroSocorroHunter EducationFeb 9-10Feb 3
TaosTaosHunter EducationFeb 15-17Jan 21
TaosTaosHunter EducationJan 18-20Dec 16
TaosTaosHunter EducationJan 25-27Jan 20Cancelled
TaosTaosPenascoFeb 8-10Feb 3
TorranceEstanciaHunter EducationJan 26 & 27 Dec 24
TorranceMoriartyHunter Education / Live FireFeb 16 & 17Jan 14
UnionN/ANo classes at this time.N/A
ValenciaBelenHunter Education / Live FireFeb 2 & 3Jan 7
ValenciaBelenHunter Education / Live FireMar 2 & 3 Feb 6
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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