Outdoorsman Guy Riordan says that in the state of New Mexico, any person under the age of eighteen has to take and pass a hunter safety education course. Guy Riordan, a self-proclaimed “lover of all things outdoors” has appeared on nationally syndicated television programs. Additionally, Guy Riordan has worked in the public sector, dealing with regulations and programs for hunter safety. “I am a strong believer in the need for clear hunter safety education,” states Guy Riordan. According to Guy Riordan, individuals need to understand hunting safety, especially those considered legal minors.
“New Mexico will honor a safety education course issued by another locality in another state,” explains Guy Riordan. However, a minor who never received a license to hunt must obtain one, states Guy Riordan. In New Mexico, says Guy Riordan, this process involves studying, taking a test online and receiving a certificate. “This certificate is not a hunting license, the certificate is your proof that you have passed your hunter safety and allows you to then obtain the needed hunting license,” explains Guy Riordan.
While the process of acquiring a hunting license is different from state to state, Guy Riordan says the education piece is probably similar. “Most classes on hunting are to protect the hunter in the class, at the same time protecting all other hunters in the woods,” comments Guy Riordan. Typical classes in hunting safety will include basic concepts of “always consider the weapon loaded,” states Guy Riordan. “As well, most hunting safety stresses the concept of never pointing a weapon at anything without the intention of shooting that thing,” explains Guy Riordan.
“Again, the process for minors receiving a hunting license is different from state to state,” states Guy Riordan. In New Mexico, after completion of the class, which is several hours long, a minor can then take the needed test. “In New Mexico there are testing centers across the state that allows a minor to test their knowledge and then receive a hunting license,” states Guy Riordan. Such classes are also available for muzzleloader and bow as well, adds Guy Riordan.
Some states, including New Mexico, offer portions of hunting safety training for minors online. “An individual can take certain written portions of the class online as an alternative and then attend an eight hour hands-on session,” notes Guy Riordan. No matter how a minor chooses to become educated, Guy Riordan believes hunter safety should be of utmost concern for a parent of young hunter. “I can only speak for my home state of New Mexico. Here, we believe in hunter safety because it is crucial to create a safe and fun hunting experience,” concludes Guy Riordan.
About Guy Riordan
In 1969, Guy Riordan began a life of service as he joined the United Sates Marine Corp. For the next three years of the Vietnam War era, Guy Riordan would serve as crew chief for Sikorsky helicopters earning the rank of corporal. Following his faithful service in the Marine Corp, Guy Riordan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Albuquerque, graduating Cum Laude. Later, Guy Riordan would attend the Pepperdine University School of Law.
Following Pepperdine, Guy Riordan began working his way through the financial and securities industry. From 1982 to 1984, Guy Riordan served clients from his position with Quinn and Company, a New York Stock Exchange member firm. In 1984, Guy Riordan joined Raucher, Pierce and Refsnes, later moving to Albuquerque AG Edwards in 1989. In 1994, Guy Riordan joined the team of Southwest Securities. Beginning in 1997, Guy Riordan spent the next decade with First Union/Wachovia Securities, servicing clients in the greater Albuquerque New Mexico area.
During this time, Guy Riordan began to pursue another personal passion, boxing. From 2002 to 2005 Guy Riordan Boxing promoted some of the biggest names in the sport. Guy Riordan’s boxing client list included three-time world champion Danny Romero and six-time world champion Johnny Tapia. In addition, Guy Riordan co-promoted NABF heavyweight champion Taurus Sykes. Guy Riordan co-promoted a NABF/NABA heavyweight championship bout between Sykes and heavyweight champion Samuel Peters, featured in 2005 on the Showtime Cable Network. Rounding out his resume of boxing promotion, Guy Riordan was a co-owner of Maloof Brothers Boxing with Sacramento Kings’ famed Joe and Gavin Maloof.
Guy Riordan has always held civic duty as important. As a life long resident of Albuquerque, Guy Riordan worked on the Board of Directors for the Hispano Chamber of Commerce. For three years, Guy Riordan also served as a board member for the Albuquerque Museum Foundation. Guy Riordan’s life of service would continue into the state government arena of public service.
A former elected commissioner of the La Joya Water Association, Guy Riordan returned to his college alma mater as a member of the University of Albuquerque Foundation, serving for five years from 1982 – 1985. Guy Riordan would later continue his life of public service through numerous positions and appointments. Guy Riordan holds real estate licenses in both New Mexico and Florida and has served as a governor appointee of the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority. Guy Riordan was also a mayoral appointee, serving on the Albuquerque/Chihuahua Bilateral Commission, was a gubernatorial appointee as Commissioner for the Judicial Nominating Commission as well as the New Mexico Governors Educational Retirement Board Task Force. Guy Riordan was also given the opportunity to expand his passion for the outdoors by receiving gubernatorial appointment and Senate confirmation to the New Mexico Game and Fish Commission. Riordan was later elected as chairman of the Game and Fish Commission.
An avid outdoorsman, Guy Riordan holds a Master Captains License from the U.S. Coast Guard. A former owner of Rancho De La Joya Game Preserve, Guy Riordan provided an area for upland game hunting along the banks of the beautiful Rio Grande River. Guy Riordan’s shooting preserve provided clients with the ability to hunt quail, pheasant, chuckar, snow geese, and ducks and Canadian geese. Guy Riordan’s Rancho De La Joya Game Preserve offered a fully automated sporting clays and five-stand course. Guy Riordan’s love of the outdoors, including hunting, fishing and kayaking have positioned him on national television shows including Jimmy Houston and Wayne Pierson Outdoors. Guy Riordan also owns www.adventurefishing.com
The first love and passion of Guy Riordan is, however, his family. Married for over twenty-four years, Guy Riordan and wife have laid the foundation of their lives on each other and their children. Guy Riordan and his family reside outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico.