CWMU program

South Canyon

Operator information

  • Name: Jed Wayment
  • Phone: 435-336-4146
  • Email:

CWMU description

South Canyon CWMU is south of Avon, Utah and southwest of Porcupine Reservoir. The south shore of Porcupine Reservoir is part of the northern boundary of the Unit. Higher elevation range between 7000 in the west to 8800 feet in the east. The Unit is cut near the middle by two major drainages, South Fork Little Bear River and Davenport Creek. Both of these drainages range from 5100 feet to 5600 feet. Clay Valley is in the west at 6100 feet elevation. The most common elevation is 6000 feet but ranges from 5100 feet to 8800 feet with an elevation difference of 3700 feet. Fifty-seven percent (57%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 6000 feet and 7800 feet an elevation difference of 1800 feet.

Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62) and Rocky Mountain Bigtooth Maple Ravine Woodland (23) occur on the South Canyon Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) in almost equal proportions. Rocky Mountain Aspen and Woodland (22), Rocky Mountain Montane Mesic Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland (32), Rocky Mountain Montane Dry-Mesic Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland (30), and Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (36) add to the Forest and Woodland character, while Southern Rocky Mountain Montane-Subalpine Grassland (71) and Invasive Perennial Grassland (119) add to the Grassland character. For the Woodland and Shrubland character, Inter-Mountain Basins Mountain Mahogany Woodland and Shrubland (44) and Rocky Mountain Lower Montane Riparian Woodland and Shrubland (79) are representative.

One of the South Canyon Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, HARDWARE RANCH(423671), is about 15.0 km southwest from the southwest edge of the CWMU. HARDWARE RANCH has thirty-five (35) years of records, 1956 - 1991. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 3.47 inches, but it can be as high as (not available) inches or as low as (not available) inches. During the 91-day FALL period, 12 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inchs of precipitation, 7 days of greater than or equal to 0.10 inch, or 2 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages (not available) inches but can be as high as (not available) inches. FALL temperature at HARDWARE RANCH averages (not available) degrees F. but can be as high as 94.0 degrees F. or as low as -5.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 36 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and no days above 90 degrees F.


  • Counties: Box Elder/Cache
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Ogden (3)

Access contact

  • Name: Jed Wayment
  • Phone: 435-336-4146
  • Best time to contact: day time

Property size

An estimate of the property size and the public/private composition

Private 16084
Public 360
Total 16444

Satisfaction index

The satisfaction index ranges from 1 to 5 with 5 being the best. Hunters are asked how they rate their hunt and the satisfaction index is an average of those responses. This is a three-year average.

Public Private
Buck deer 4 4.4
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 4 4.6
Cow elk 5 N/A
Bull moose 3.5 2.5
Cow moose N/A N/A
Buck pronghorn N/A N/A
Doe pronghorn N/A N/A
Wild turkey N/A N/A

Hunter success

Hunter success is the percent of hunters who successfully harvested an animal, reported for years in which data is available.

Public Private
Buck deer 100 72
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 100 67.1
Cow elk 100 N/A
Bull moose 100 66.7
Cow moose N/A N/A
Buck pronghorn N/A N/A
Doe pronghorn N/A N/A
Wild turkey N/A N/A

Hunting opportunities (acres, days and dates)

The opportunity to hunt on this CWMU depends on the type of animal hunted

Acres Days Dates
Buck deer 16444 5 11/1 - 11/5
Bull elk 16444 5 9/26 - 9/30
Bull moose 16444 5 10/27 -10/31
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 16444 2 12/1 - 12/2
Cow moose 0 0 n/a
Doe pronghorn 0 0 n/a

Available hunting permits

Private indicates that there are permits available for sale by the CWMU operator

Public Private
Buck deer 2 9
Buck deer (management) 0 0
Bull elk 2 9
Bull moose 1 1
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 5 0
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes.
Can I hunt on Sunday? No. Not generally
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? No.
Are ATV's allowed? Yes.
Is a guide service available? Yes.
Do you offer a packing service? Yes.
Is lodging or food available? No.
Can I camp on the CWMU? Yes. only at designated areas
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? Yes.
Are maps available? Yes.
Are any other activities offered on the CWMU? No.
Are there any closed areas on the property? No.

Rules of conduct

  • No pre-hunt scouting
  • No ATVs, snowmobiles or horses
  • Hunters must comply with all regulations and game laws
  • Hunters are responsible to obtain a CWMU map and hunt within the boundaries
  • If a hunter wounds and animal, they will not be allowed to shoot another
  • No open fires
  • Keep gates closed
  • Hunters under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be asked to leave the CWMU
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.