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New Mexico Game Management Unit 1 Bear

  • ID:1
  • State:NM
  • Species:Bear
  • Area:8,850 square miles
  • Elevation:5,100 ft - 11,500 ft
  • Public Lands:5,213 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:59%
  • Campgrounds:38
  • Fishing Access Sites:7
  • Trailheads:10
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:570 acres
  • National Forests:Carson National Forest, Rio Grande National Forest, Santa Fe National Forest
  • Lat-Long:36.138524, -106.976129

Zone 1 regulates hunting opportunities for bear in New Mexico and covers 8,850 square miles. Public lands comprise 5,213 square miles (59%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Santa Fe, Farmington, and Los Alamos. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 5,100 feet to a high of 11,500 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 570 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 38 campgrounds, and 7 public fishing access sites. There are 10 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Carson National Forest, Rio Grande National Forest, Santa Fe National Forest, Bandelier Wilderness, Bisti/De-na-zin Wilderness, Chama River Canyon Wilderness, Cruces Basin Wilderness, Dome Wilderness, San Pedro Parks Wilderness.

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