New Mexico Mentored Youth Quiz

Take this New Mexico Department of Game and Fish–approved Mentored Youth Quiz to hunt under the supervision of an adult mentor in New Mexico. Find out if you're eligible below.

What is the mentored youth quiz?

The New Mexico Mentored Youth Quiz is a 25-question, untimed quiz. The quiz is free. You have unlimited opportunities to pass the quiz with 80% or better. If you do not pass the quiz, you may retake the quiz. The quiz covers topics such as hunting laws, regulations, survival, firearms, and identifying wildlife.

Hunters Eligible for the Quiz

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Hunters Age 10 to 17 Years Old

You are eligible to take this Mentored Youth Quiz if you are 10 to 17 years of age.

You must be a first-time hunter.

You must not have passed a state approved Hunter Education course.

To register for the quiz, hunters must provide their New Mexico Customer Identification (CID) number at registration. If you do not already have a CID number, or have lost track of it, please visit the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish or visit any NMDGF office.

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What if I don't meet the above requirements?

If you don't meet the above eligibility requirements, you cannot take the online Mentored Youth Quiz and become a Mentored-Youth Hunter.

What is my proof of successfully passing the quiz?

After passing the quiz, hunters who are 10 to 17 years old will receive a Mentored Youth Hunter Voucher with a number.

This number will allow you to purchase a Game-hunting License or a Game-hunting & Fishing License and apply for or purchase hunting licenses for the following species: deer, turkey, javelina, and small game.

Participation as a Mentored-Youth Hunter is a one-time opportunity and good for two consecutive license years.

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