New Mexico Hunting Laws and Regulations

Passing this Hunting safety course will complete your online safety education for New Mexico.

Do you need New Mexico Hunting education?

New Mexico

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

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.


Hunting education is currently required in several U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

Why Hunting Safety Education Is Important

Since states have begun requiring hunter education, over the last 30 years hunting incidents have drastically decreased, while the number of hunters has increased. Today, hunting is one of the safest outdoor activities you can enjoy.


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

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

Frequently Asked Questions