New road opens up 12K acres of state land to sportsmen

MORA, N.M. (KRQE) – After a 20 year fight a new road is open, giving sportsmen access to 12,000 acres that were inaccessible before.

Game Unit 48 in Mora County’s White Peak region is home to deer, elk, turkey, bear, cougar and other animals.

The State Land Commissioner and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation have worked to get a new road cleared through there and a new campground built.

Previously, the state land could only be accessed through a private road, creating a battle between hunters, land owners and the state.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation spent the $20,000 needed to build the road and to buy a 35 year right-of-way. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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