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New Mexico Game Management Unit K Cougar

  • ID:K
  • State:NM
  • Species:Cougar
  • Area:4,833 square miles
  • Elevation:3,900 ft - 10,800 ft
  • Public Lands:2,297 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:48%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:1
  • Campgrounds:22
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:44
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:169 acres
  • National Forests:Apache National Forest, Gila National Forest
  • Lat-Long:32.769098, -108.409941

Zone K regulates hunting opportunities for cougar in New Mexico and covers 4,833 square miles. Public lands comprise 2,297 square miles (48%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Deming. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 3,900 feet to a high of 10,800 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 169 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 44 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Apache National Forest, Gila National Forest, Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Blue Range Wilderness, Gila Wilderness. Additionally, 1 site is open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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