For the first time ever, the rugged Sabinoso Wilderness in northeast New Mexico is now open to the general public, including hunters. It was previously land-locked by surrounding private land and inaccessible because of a lack of access.
“Excited to announce tonight that for the first time ever hunters can access the Sabinoso Wilderness Area,” tweeted Ryan Zinke, Department of Interior secretary.
A donation in the form of what was previously known as the Rimrock Rose Ranch opened the door for anyone to access it. The project connected the former ranch, now managed by the Bureau of Land Management, to a road that provided access to the wilderness.
As of noon on Friday, November 10, hunters, hikers, horseback riders and others entered the area.