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New Mexico Game Management Unit 55A Big Game

  • ID:55A
  • State:NM
  • Species:Big Game
  • Area:1,575 square miles
  • Elevation:5,900 ft - 13,000 ft
  • Public Lands:165 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:11%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:2
  • Campgrounds:13
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:0
  • National Forests:Carson National Forest
  • Lat-Long:36.789370, -104.996132

Unit 55A regulates hunting opportunities for big game in New Mexico and covers 1,575 square miles. Public lands comprise 165 square miles (11%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Raton. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 5,900 feet to a high of 13,000 feet above sea level. This unit is a gateway to these forested and wilderness areas: Carson National Forest Latir Peak Wilderness, Wheeler Peak Wilderness. Additionally, 2 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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