The elevation in this area ranges from 5,801 feet to 4,429 feet. The terrain is Flat to steep rocky canyons. The vegetation consists of Shortgrass prairie, piñons, juniper, cottonwood riparian.
Bounded on N by Las Animas-Otero County line; on E by Purgatoire River and Chacuaco Creek, on S by US Highway 160; on W by San Francisco Creek, Purgatoire River, County Highway Interstate Gas Pipeline Road, E boundary of US Army piñon Canyon Maneuver Site.
The access for this unit is poor.
70% Private, 30% Public, 4% USFS, 26% State
Public land and private land percentages can sometime be misleading. A unit may have 80% public land, but a particluar species may only occupy 20% on the entire area. And that 20% species distribution may lie 100% within private lands. Does that sound confusing? Just remember that there are always exceptions to the rule, and land ownership is just one piece of the puzzle.
Weather can vary by elevation. See how weather varies by elevation within a unit by selecting an elevation range. Elevation ranges are based on weather stations in or near the unit. Not all weather elements are available within the unit.
Use temperature ranges to plan and prepare for your hunt. Large swings indicate a good layering system should be used.
Be sure to make note of the extreme temperatures as these often pose the greatest risk to hunters.
If you plan on hunting in higher elevation, as a rule of thumb, expect the tempture to decrease roughly 5° for every 1000' in elevation gain.
The elevation in this area ranges from 5,742 feet to 4,429 feet. Terrain : Moderately rolling to moderately steep plateaus to steep canyons. The vegetation consists of Shortgrass prairie to piñon, junipers and shrubs. Limited cottonwood riparian.
The elevation in this area ranges from 5,778 feet to 4,856 feet. The terrain is Flat to gently rolling. The vegetation consists of Shortgrass prairie.
Spend your time hunting the piñon/juniper breaks.