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New Mexico Game Management Unit 26 Big Game

  • ID:26
  • State:NM
  • Species:Big Game
  • Area:2,304 square miles
  • Elevation:4,200 ft - 8,400 ft
  • Public Lands:944 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:41%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:4
  • Campgrounds:0
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:0
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:3,152 acres
  • National Forests:Coronado National Forest
  • Lat-Long:31.783454, -108.562547

Unit 26 regulates hunting opportunities for big game in New Mexico and covers 2,304 square miles. Public lands comprise 944 square miles (41%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Antelope Wells, and Hachita. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 4,200 feet to a high of 8,400 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 3,152 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This unit is a gateway to these forested areas: Coronado National Forest. Additionally, 4 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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