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New Mexico Game Management Unit 49 Big Game

  • ID:49
  • State:NM
  • Species:Big Game
  • Area:425 square miles
  • Elevation:6,000 ft - 12,400 ft
  • Public Lands:345 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:82%
  • Campgrounds:8
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:0
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:525 acres
  • National Forests:Carson National Forest
  • Lat-Long:36.271951, -105.526752

Unit 49 regulates hunting opportunities for big game in New Mexico and covers 425 square miles. Public lands comprise 345 square miles (82%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Shady Brook. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 6,000 feet to a high of 12,400 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 525 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: Carson National Forest.

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