From the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
-- It's easier than ever for New Mexico's youth to register for mandatory hunter online using the student's unique customer identification number.
Customer identification numbers will be required to register for all hunter education classes. The same number also is required to buy hunting, fishing or trapping licenses online or to apply for any of the Department's special drawing hunts. Identification numbers are free and can be acquired at www.wildlife.state.nm.us by clicking on the "Hunter education" button on the home page. A list of available classes also is available on the Web site.
Students without internet access can get customer identification numbers and register for hunter education classes at Department offices in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Raton, Roswell and Las Cruces during normal working hours.
New Mexico law requires anyone younger than age 18 to have successfully completed an approved hunter education course before hunting with a firearm, purchasing a firearm hunting license or applying for a firearm hunting license. For more information about the Hunter Education Program, call (505) 222-4731.