Located just Northeast of Sante Fe, New Mexico’s Pecos Wilderness Area provides 350 square miles of high quality roadless backcountry habitat. The Pecos is known by hunters primarily for its high-quality elk and mule deer hunting (GMU 45), as well as good opportunities for Big Horn Sheep, Black Bear, Blue Grouse and Turkey; and by anglers for excellent trout fishing on the Pecos River, as well as the area’s many high-country lakes.
Surrounding the officially designated Pecos Wilderness Area, is approximately 130,000 acres of unprotected low to mid elevation roadless habitat, worthy of permanent protection. Efforts are currently underway to ensure the roadless lands surrounding the Pecos remain wild and free from development.
New Mexico Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is engaged in a process with New Mexico Backcountry Horseman, New Mexico Trout Unlimited and local stakeholders to work towards permanently protecting these roadless lands. If you hunt or fish this area and would like to get involved in this process, please let us know.