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New Mexico Game Management Unit 16C Big Game

  • ID:16C
  • State:NM
  • Species:Big Game
  • Area:480 square miles
  • Elevation:6,200 ft - 9,200 ft
  • Public Lands:400 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:84%
  • Campgrounds:5
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:5
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:3,615 acres
  • National Forests:Gila National Forest
  • Lat-Long:33.466574, -108.001572

Unit 16C regulates hunting opportunities for big game in New Mexico and covers 480 square miles. Public lands comprise 400 square miles (84%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Poverty Creek. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 6,200 feet to a high of 9,200 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 3,615 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 5 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Gila National Forest, Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Gila Wilderness.

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