Get the App

New Mexico Game Management Unit J Cougar

  • ID:J
  • State:NM
  • Species:Cougar
  • Area:11,314 square miles
  • Elevation:3,800 ft - 10,800 ft
  • Public Lands:7,647 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:68%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:15
  • Campgrounds:51
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:58
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:34,764 acres
  • National Forests:Apache National Forest, Gila National Forest
  • Lat-Long:33.026171, -107.861822

Zone J regulates hunting opportunities for cougar in New Mexico and covers 11,314 square miles. Public lands comprise 7,647 square miles (68%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Las Cruces, Deming, and Gage. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 3,800 feet to a high of 10,800 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 34,764 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 58 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Apache National Forest, Gila National Forest, Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Gila Wilderness. Additionally, 15 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

Maps for hunting,

made by hunters.

Let onX give you that edge

Example image indicating your current location on a map
Know where you stand. Leverage offline maps and the GPS capabilities of your phone to know where you are even when you are offline.
Example image of the different layers available in the onX app
With over 400 nationwide and state specific map layers, it's like having hundreds of paper maps in your pocket.
Example image of waypoint, line, and area tools in the onX app
Add waypoints and tracks, measure distances and calculate areas to document important places and routes.