DescriptionThe Hell Canyon Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located east of Lost Creek Reservoir. Hell Canyon, 5700 feet to 6500 feet divides this CWMU into a west part and an east part. Hell Canyon also forms the Unit boundary in the north. On the west side elevation starts at 8100 feet in the north, maintains this elevation in the middle of the Unit and drops to 6800 feet in the south. Rocky Canyon which ranges from 5700 feet to 6600 feet in the southwest froms part of the southwest boundary of the Unit. On the eastside the higher elevation starts at 7600 feet in the north and decreases to 6900 feet in the south. Part of the southeast boundary is almost the shore of the Lost Creek Reservoir about 6200 feet. The most common elevation is 6800 feet but ranges from 5700 feet to 8100 feet with an elevation difference of 2400 feet. Fifty-two percent (52%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 5700 feet and 8100 feet an elevation difference of 2400 feet.
Over fifty percent (50%) of the Hell Canyon Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62). Running diagnoally from the northwest to the southeast are large patches of rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22). Scattered throughout the Unit are patches of Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41). There are several large patches of Rocky Mountain Montane Mesic Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland (32) and Rocky Mountain Bigtooth Maple Ravine Woodland (23).
One of the Hell Canyon Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, HUNTSVILLE MONESTERY (424135), is about 18.4 km west from the west edge of the CWMU. HUNTSVILLE MONESTERY has thirty-one (31) years of records, 1976 - 2007. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 5.74 inches, but it can be as high as 12.30 inches or as low as 1.36 inches. During the 91-day FALL period, 22 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 14 days of greater than or equal to 0.10 inch, or 3 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. There can also be 1 day of greater than or equal to 1.00 inch precipitation. Total FALL snowfall averages 10.2 inches but can be as high as 31.0 inches. FALL temperature at HUNTSVILLE MONESTERY averages 46.0 degrees F. but can be as high as 95.0 degrees F. or as low as -16.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 56 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and less than 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.