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New Mexico Game Management Unit I Cougar

  • ID:I
  • State:NM
  • Species:Cougar
  • Area:5,895 square miles
  • Elevation:4,100 ft - 11,600 ft
  • Public Lands:1,854 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:32%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:20
  • Campgrounds:12
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:0
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:1,376 acres
  • National Forests:Cibola National Forest, Lincoln National Forest
  • Lat-Long:33.963859, -105.476400

Zone I regulates hunting opportunities for cougar in New Mexico and covers 5,895 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,854 square miles (32%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Alto. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 4,100 feet to a high of 11,600 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 1,376 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This zone is a gateway to these forested and wilderness areas: Cibola National Forest, Lincoln National Forest Capitan Mountains Wilderness, White Mountain Wilderness. Additionally, 20 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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