Welcome to BGH,
As you can see there are a lot of folks around here looking for New Mexico advice. Stick around, maybe someone will pop up for you. All I can offer is how I would hunt the area, but never have.
Looking at the unit, the first thing I noticed is the number of roads. It's kind of difficult to find a spot that won't have much traffic. It seems to me that the Canjilon Mountain area might be your best bet for a combination of water, cover, food and roadless space. It's fairly high elevation, but as gentle as ground will likely get in elk country (elk don't like to work hard either). So that's where I'd start.
Like most hunters we all are looking for something to keep the deer on our hunting ground and to bring more deer into our hunting ground. Most of the time we just don’t have the room or funding for this to even happen. We lease a lot of smaller properties here in Kansas and we know that the farmers are needing every little bit of ground they can get to make a living. So if they give up any ground at all it’s not much. As I was talking to one farmer he told me he could give up about a half acre...