Official New Mexico Hunter Safety Course

Take this New Mexico–approved course to complete your online Hunting safety education.

Get Hunting certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $19.50 course.

  2. Print your online course completion document.

  3. Get ready to go hunting!

Do you need New Mexico Hunting education?

You need education in New Mexico prior to applying for or purchasing a firearms hunting license if you are under 18 years of age.

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Requirements

Important! You'll need your NMDGF Customer ID Number to complete the course. Visit to locate your existing Customer ID Number or create a new one. Call NMDGF at 888-248-6866 for more information.

You must be at least 11 years old to take this online course.

You must be a resident of New Mexico to take the online course.

What To Expect From Hunter Ed

Live‐Action, High‐Definition Videos

Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining storylines, and up‐to‐date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe hunting practices.


Watch this 73-second sample to see how we put you in the hunter’s camo.

Comprehensive Instruction in New Mexico Hunting Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Hunting safety education established by New Mexico. Hunter Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of government agencies responsible for Hunting laws and regulations.

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State-Approved Content

As a course provider approved by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, the New Mexico Course covers everything a new hunter may need to know in order to be safe in New Mexico while hunting.

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Learn Your Way on Any Device

Hunter Ed offers the only online Hunting education courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

Saved Progress

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we'll keep track of your progress. Most students finish the course in a few hours.

We’re people, not robots.

Our customer service team, made up of real people with real Hunter Ed experience, is here to provide assistance through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

8:30 a.m. to midnight CST Monday–Friday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Saturday & Sunday

Get help seven days a week from professionals like Bill, Diana, Heidi, Laura, Lilibeth, Liz, Marc, Nichole, and Thomas.

1-800-830-2268 toll-free



Email Hunter Ed Support

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New Mexico Approved

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
1 Wildlife Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507

Made in the U.S.A.

This safety course is proudly made in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., and our servers and data storage facilities are located within the U.S.A.

How do I get my state Hunting license?

Hunting education is currently required in many states. An approved Hunting safety course is required to comply with the laws and regulations in those jurisdictions. Depending on your age, you may be required to have the Hunter Education Number in order to legally buy a license or permit to hunt. For more information, see the New Mexico Hunting Laws and Regulations page.

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Need help? Here are the answers to the questions New Mexico Hunting students most frequently ask.

Frequently Asked Questions