New Mexico Unit 22 Hunting Information

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Overview of NM GMU 22 Hunting Facts

Unit 22 is considered to be a diverse unit. In parts of the unit, you will find the Gila Wilderness. You will also see some low desert areas, although most of that land is private. The north of this unit tends to be less crowded for those who are willing to hike into remote areas.

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NM Unit 22 Species Hunting Info

INFO: Elk Hunting in New Mexico Unit 22

Hunting elk in unit 22 can be challenging in some areas. There are areas within this unit that are more dense and steep than normal. With that being said, hunters have said in the past that if you are capable of the challenge, this unit is a great hunting experience. Hunting near watering holes and at a high vantage point has proven to be successful in years past. Patience is key when hunting this unit.
SUCCESS RATES for Elk Hunting in New Mexico Unit 22
5 Year Estimated Average for Elk
Archery 1 21.00%
Archery 2 24.00%
Rifle 1 46.00%
Rifle 2 28.00%
Rifle 3 19.00%

Elk TROPHY QUALITY for Unit 22 New Mexico
Average Elk Quality 300″ – 330″
NM Area 22 Trophy Elk Potential 340″+
GMU 22 Bull to Cow Ratio 34:100
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Available Hunts for New Mexico Unit 22

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Cities Near NM Unit 22


New Mexico Unit 22 Topo Map

Total Public Land: 175,938+ acres (70%)

Species: Elk, Mule Deer, Pronghorn, Sheep

Elevation Variances: 4,400 ft. to 10,800 ft.

Terrain Difficulty Overall: Mild to Moderate

Land Coverage/Vegetation: Land cover includes 51% shrub/scrub and 47% evergreen forest


Lay of the Land in NM Unit 24


Terrain in GMU 22 NM

The elevation in unit 22 ranges from 9,000-10,650 feet. There are steep rock cliffs throughout this unit. The lower country consists of grassy flats and ridges. The desert-like areas in this unit are primarily private land and are mainly located in the south of the unit.

Vegetation in GMU Unit 22 NM

The vegetation in unit 22 consists of many things. In the mid to high elevations, you will see spruces, firs, ponderosa pines, junipers, and pinyon forests. In the lower elevations, you will start to see more oak brush and scattered junipers and pinyons.

Access Points in NM GMU 22

There are three main roads leading into unit 22. In the eastern part of this unit you will find U.S. 180. State Route 174 is located in the northwest corner of this unit. In the northeast section of this unit is State Route 193.