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New Mexico Game Management Unit S Cougar

  • ID:S
  • State:NM
  • Species:Cougar
  • Area:2,579 square miles
  • Elevation:4,800 ft - 10,600 ft
  • Public Lands:756 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:30%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:5
  • Campgrounds:14
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:119
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:17,919 acres
  • National Forests:Cibola National Forest
  • Lat-Long:34.940645, -106.360690

Zone S regulates hunting opportunities for cougar in New Mexico and covers 2,579 square miles. Public lands comprise 756 square miles (30%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Albuquerque, and Pajarito. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 4,800 feet to a high of 10,600 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 17,919 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 119 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Cibola National Forest, Manzano Mountain Wilderness, Sandia Mountain Wilderness. Additionally, 5 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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