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New Mexico Game Management Unit 45 Big Game

  • ID:45
  • State:NM
  • Species:Big Game
  • Area:1,523 square miles
  • Elevation:5,700 ft - 13,000 ft
  • Public Lands:1,289 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:85%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:1
  • Campgrounds:28
  • Fishing Access Sites:2
  • Trailheads:14
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:11 acres
  • National Forests:Carson National Forest, Santa Fe National Forest
  • Lat-Long:35.838427, -105.690707

Unit 45 regulates hunting opportunities for big game in New Mexico and covers 1,523 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,289 square miles (85%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Santa Fe, El Porvenir, and Gallinas. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 5,700 feet to a high of 13,000 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 11 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 28 campgrounds, and 2 public fishing access sites. There are 14 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Carson National Forest, Santa Fe National Forest, Pecos Wilderness. Additionally, 1 site is open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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