A hunter education class is scheduled for Feb. 23 - Feb. 25 at the Juan I. Gonzales Memorial Agricultural Center, 202 Chamisa Road in Taos. New Mexico law requires anyone under the age of 18 to successfully complete a hunter education class before purchasing a firearm hunting license or applying for a hunt with firearms, instead of a bow, through the public draw.
Youth hunters must obtain a customer ID number from the state Department of Game and Fish website prior to registering for a hunter education course. To obtain your CIN and register for the class, log onto onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us and fill out the form. For more information, contact the Taos County Cooperative Extension Service for additional information at (575) 753-3982.