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New Mexico Game Management Unit 17 Big Game

  • ID:17
  • State:NM
  • Species:Big Game
  • Area:1,648 square miles
  • Elevation:4,400 ft - 10,600 ft
  • Public Lands:1,122 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:69%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:1
  • Campgrounds:6
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:1
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:42,189 acres
  • National Forests:Cibola National Forest
  • Lat-Long:33.783208, -107.326431

Unit 17 regulates hunting opportunities for big game in New Mexico and covers 1,648 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,122 square miles (69%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Bosque Del Apache, Escondida, and Luis Lopez. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 4,400 feet to a high of 10,600 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 42,189 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 1 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Cibola National Forest, Apache Kid Wilderness, Bosque del Apache (Chupadera Unit) Wilderness, Withington Wilderness. Additionally, 1 site is open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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