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Official New Mexico Hunter Safety Course

Take this New Mexico–approved course to complete your online hunter safety education. Hunter-ed.com is a delegated provider for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

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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.

Get hunter certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $34.95 online course.

  2. Print your online course completion document.

  3. Get ready to go hunting!

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Requirements

Important! You'll need your NMDGF Customer ID Number to complete the course. Visit onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/ 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 10 years old to take this online course.

You do not have to be a resident of New Mexico to take this online course.

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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.

Learn Your Way on Any Device

Hunter Ed offers online 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.

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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.

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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 New Mexico hunter safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations in the state of New Mexico and worldwide.

How do I get my New Mexico Hunter Education Number?

1. Study and pass the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish–Approved online course.

Study and pass the $34.95 course. Throughout the New Mexico Hunter Ed Course, you’ll be tested on what you’ve learned.

2. Print your Instructions for Completing Certification.

After successfully completing the online course, you’ll be able to immediately print out your Instructions for Completing Certification.

3. Get your New Mexico Hunter Education Number.

After passing the course, you will reprint your Customer Identification Number Card from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. The card will now include your Hunter Education Number.

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New Mexico Frequently Asked Questions

Price and Payment

How much does the New Mexico Hunter Ed Course cost?

The New Mexico Hunter Ed Course fee is $34.95.

Taking the Course

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.

What is the minimum age to take this online course?

You must be at least 10 years old to take this online course.

Do I have to be a resident to take the New Mexico Hunter Ed Course?

You do not have to be a resident of New Mexico to take this online course.

Course Approval and Acceptance

Is the New Mexico Hunter Ed Course approved by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish?

The New Mexico Hunter Ed Course is approved and accepted by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

Is my New Mexico Hunter Education Number accepted elsewhere?

All U.S. states, provinces, and other countries that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept the New Mexico Hunter Education Number. Likewise, New Mexico will accept Hunter Education certifications that are issued by other jurisdictions that meet official IHEA-USA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)

Quizzes and/or Exams

I failed a unit quiz. Have I failed the course?

If you fail a unit quiz, you can take it again until you pass. You must score at least 80% on the unit quizzes to pass.

Do I have to take an online exam?

The Hunter Certification Exam is the exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score at least 75% on the exam to pass. You have unlimited attempts to pass the exam. If you don’t complete the exam in one session, don’t worry. When you log in later, you will be taken to the first unanswered question of the exam.

About Your Certification

What is the proof of online New Mexico Hunter Ed Course course completion?

Once you pass the Hunter Certification Exam and pay for the Hunter Education Number, you will be able to immediately print out the Instructions for Completing Certification. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Instructions for Completing Certification right then, and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you.

What is the permanent New Mexico Hunter Education Number?

The Hunter Education Number is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The Hunter Education Number will be mailed to you by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish after you complete all certification requirements.

Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents

How do I replace my Hunter Education Number if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?

To replace a lost, destroyed, or damaged Hunter Education Number, go to https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/.

We’re people, not robots.

Your Hunter Ed course comes with a dedicated customer service team made up of real people, not robots. We’re here to provide assistance to you through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

We’re available to help you:

9:00am to Midnight EST, seven days a week.
1-800-830-2268 (toll free)