50 is primarily winter range, but there is a decent population of resident elk living dispersed throughout the unit. Get a hold of the appropriate BLM surface status maps (Taos and Wheeler quadrants cover most of it), as there is a sizable amount of private in the northern half that is NOT 'unit wide' designation, including portions of Pot (cerro de la Olla) and Wind Mtns, and some of the Montoso.
Don't get discouraged by some of the spotty info that has been posted on here, but likewise, don't get carried away with thoughts of animals everywhere and monster bulls...during the public seasons, there are simply not many elk on the unit, and age class bulls are extremely rare. The whole place is also drier than hell right now, not much green to speak of thus far
Drop a note if ya want, and I can tell ya about some productive areas that are generally overlooked...the southern end has some good stuff as well