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New Mexico Game Management Unit 8 Bear

  • ID:8
  • State:NM
  • Species:Bear
  • Area:922 square miles
  • Elevation:5,000 ft - 10,600 ft
  • Public Lands:232 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:26%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:3
  • Campgrounds:0
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:63
  • National Forests:Cibola National Forest
  • Lat-Long:35.268799, -106.238334

Zone 8 regulates hunting opportunities for bear in New Mexico and covers 922 square miles. Public lands comprise 232 square miles (26%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Albuquerque, and Alameda. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 5,000 feet to a high of 10,600 feet above sea level. There are 63 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Cibola National Forest, Sandia Mountain Wilderness. Additionally, 3 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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