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New Mexico Game Management Unit L Cougar

  • ID:L
  • State:NM
  • Species:Cougar
  • Area:3,339 square miles
  • Elevation:4,000 ft - 8,400 ft
  • Public Lands:1,496 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:45%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:6
  • Campgrounds:1
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:0
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:12,054 acres
  • National Forests:Coronado National Forest
  • Lat-Long:31.848479, -108.680730

Zone L regulates hunting opportunities for cougar in New Mexico and covers 3,339 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,496 square miles (45%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Antelope Wells, and Hachita. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 4,000 feet to a high of 8,400 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 12,054 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: Coronado National Forest Baker Canyon Wilderness Study Area, Peloncillo Mountains Wilderness. Additionally, 6 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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