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New Mexico Game Management Unit Q Cougar

  • ID:Q
  • State:NM
  • Species:Cougar
  • Area:6,885 square miles
  • Elevation:3,200 ft - 9,600 ft
  • Public Lands:5,012 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:73%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:1
  • Campgrounds:20
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:0
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:981 acres
  • National Forests:Lincoln National Forest
  • Lat-Long:32.476238, -105.305384

Zone Q regulates hunting opportunities for cougar in New Mexico and covers 6,885 square miles. Public lands comprise 5,012 square miles (73%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Alamogordo, and Carlsbad. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 3,200 feet to a high of 9,600 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 981 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: Lincoln National Forest Carlsbad Caverns Wilderness, Guadalupe Mountains Wilderness. Additionally, 1 site is open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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