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New Mexico Game Management Unit A Cougar

  • ID:A
  • State:NM
  • Species:Cougar
  • Area:5,767 square miles
  • Elevation:5,100 ft - 9,100 ft
  • Public Lands:3,161 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:55%
  • Campgrounds:5
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:1
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:32 acres
  • National Forests:Carson National Forest, Santa Fe National Forest
  • Lat-Long:36.297576, -107.732182

Zone A regulates hunting opportunities for cougar in New Mexico and covers 5,767 square miles. Public lands comprise 3,161 square miles (55%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Farmington, Pinedale, and Archuleta. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 5,100 feet to a high of 9,100 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 32 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 1 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Carson National Forest, Santa Fe National Forest, Bisti/De-na-zin Wilderness.

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