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New Mexico Game Management Unit 53 Big Game

  • ID:53
  • State:NM
  • Species:Big Game
  • Area:685 square miles
  • Elevation:6,400 ft - 13,000 ft
  • Public Lands:444 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:65%
  • Campgrounds:22
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:1
  • National Forests:Carson National Forest
  • Lat-Long:36.643581, -105.550466

Unit 53 regulates hunting opportunities for big game in New Mexico and covers 685 square miles. Public lands comprise 444 square miles (65%) 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 6,400 feet to a high of 13,000 feet above sea level. There are 1 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Carson National Forest, Latir Peak Wilderness, Wheeler Peak Wilderness.

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