The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish offers hunter education camp for youth. Courtesy/NMG&F
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a special hunter education camp where youth can receive hands-on training and earn their hunter education certification.
The camp is open to youth ages 10 to 17 who are accompanied by a registered adult. It will be conducted the weekend of June 7-9, at the Boy Scout’s Camp Tres Ritos near Mora.
Meals are free and participants will tent-camp on the property. Registration for this opportunity opens May 6. Those interested in attending must complete and return the registration form available at www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/hunter-education/ to be eligible. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Participants will learn safe and responsible firearms handling, ethical hunting behaviors, conservation, wildlife identification and basic survival skills. Participants will learn from department conservation officers about their jobs including wildlife investigations, decoy operations, working with wildlife and test their marksmanship skills with bow and arrows. All equipment will be provided.
To qualify for the camp, participants must have a Customer Identification Number account with the department and complete the required homework before attending. For more information please contact the Department’s Hunter Education Office at 505.222.4731 or click here for the registration packet.