2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 17 - Game and Fish and Outdoor Recreation
Section 2 Hunting and Fishing Regulations
Section 2 HUNTER TRAINING ACT
Section 17-2-33 Use of firearms by minors.

NM Stat § 17-2-33 (2015) What's This?

17-2-33. Use of firearms by minors.

A. It is unlawful after April 1, 1972, for any person born after January 1, 1958, to hunt with or shoot a firearm, unless:

(1) he is supervised by a parent, legal guardian or a responsible adult designated by the parent or guardian; or

(2) he carries a certificate indicating that he has successfully completed the New Mexico hunter training course or the hunter training course of another state which is approved by the New Mexico department of game and fish; or

(3) he is eighteen years of age or older.

B. It is unlawful after April 1, 1976, for any person under the age of eighteen years to hunt with or shoot a firearm unless he is carrying a certificate indicating that he has successfully completed the New Mexico hunter training course or a hunter training course of another state which is approved by the New Mexico department of game and fish.

C. Any person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.

History: 1953 Comp., 53-2-46, enacted by Laws 1971, ch. 61, 2.

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