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New Mexico Game Management Unit R Cougar

  • ID:R
  • State:NM
  • Species:Cougar
  • Area:2,294 square miles
  • Elevation:5,700 ft - 13,000 ft
  • Public Lands:172 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:8%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:3
  • Campgrounds:14
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:0
  • National Forests:Carson National Forest
  • Lat-Long:36.688245, -104.953213

Zone R regulates hunting opportunities for cougar in New Mexico and covers 2,294 square miles. Public lands comprise 172 square miles (8%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Raton. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 5,700 feet to a high of 13,000 feet above sea level. This zone is a gateway to these forested and wilderness areas: Carson National Forest Latir Peak Wilderness, Wheeler Peak Wilderness. Additionally, 3 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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