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New Mexico Game Management Unit C Cougar

  • ID:C
  • State:NM
  • Species:Cougar
  • Area:6,177 square miles
  • Elevation:4,600 ft - 13,000 ft
  • Public Lands:2,310 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:38%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:3
  • Campgrounds:61
  • Fishing Access Sites:2
  • Trailheads:15
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:536 acres
  • National Forests:Carson National Forest, Santa Fe National Forest
  • Lat-Long:35.814201, -105.450224

Zone C regulates hunting opportunities for cougar in New Mexico and covers 6,177 square miles. Public lands comprise 2,310 square miles (38%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Santa Fe, Anton Chico, and Dilia. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 4,600 feet to a high of 13,000 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 536 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 61 campgrounds, and 2 public fishing access sites. There are 15 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Carson National Forest, Santa Fe National Forest, Latir Peak Wilderness, Pecos Wilderness, Wheeler Peak Wilderness. Additionally, 3 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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