DescriptionThe Grouse Creek Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located on the Nevada - Utah Border and west of the Grouse Creek Road, southwest of Grouse Creek, Utah. Running from the north to the south is a ridge of mountains starting about 5800 feet in the north, rising up to 6700 feet, the highest point of the Unit, then decreasing in the south to 5700 feet. There are two major creeks that cut this unit from west to east. There is the Tom Cabin Creek ranging from 5800 feet in the west to about 4900 feet in the east. Similarly, the Dairy Valley Creek in the north ranges from 5900 feet in the west to 5000 feet in the east. The east one-third of the Unit is less mountainous than the western two-thirds.The most common elevation is 5100 feet but ranges from 4900 feet to 6900 feet with an elevation difference of 2000 feet. Fifty-one percent (51%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 5400 feet and 6400 feet an elevation difference of 1000 feet.
The Grouse Creek Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is a combination of three (3) land cover types. To the east is the Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland (48). To the west is Great Basin Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (37), and in between these two are smaller areas of Great Basin Xeric Mixed Sagebrush Shrubland (49).
One of the Grouse Creek Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, GROUSE CREEK (423486), is about 8.4 km northwest from the northwest edge of the CWMU. GROUSE CREEK has forty-nine (49) years of records, 1959 - 2008. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 2.25 inches, but it can be as high as 4.42 inches or as low as 0.60 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 16 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 7 days of greater than or equal to 0.10 inch, or 1 day of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 3.6 inches but can be as high as 21.0 inches. FALL temperature at GROUSE CREEK averages 46.0 degrees F. but can be as high as 97.0 degrees F. or as low as -12.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 54 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and 1 day above 90 degrees F. This map is provided for general reference only and does not constitute a legal hunt boundary. The Division does not guarantee access to any private or public land. Hunt unit boundaries may include private property or other excluded areas.