CWMU program

Clear Valley Ranch

Operator information

  • Name: Jeff Sessions
  • Phone: 208-824-5721
  • Email: n/a

CWMU description

The Clear Valley Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located on the north slope of the Raft River Mountains. Maximum elevations starts at about 9200 feet and slopes north and northeast to around 5600 feet. In this same north and northeast direction several canyons divide up the Unit. Parts of Clear Creek and Italian Canyon divide the west part of the Unit. Rice Creek, Jim Canyon and Birch Creek divide the eastside of the Unit. The steeper terrain is at the higher elevations. The most common elevation is 6000 feet but ranges from 5600 feet to 9200 feet with an elevation difference of 3600 feet. Fifty percent (50%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 6200 feet and 8500 feet an elevation difference of 2300 feet.

The north part of the Clear Valley Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is dominated by Great Basin Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (37). Most of the south part of the Unit is dominated by Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62). Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland (48) occurs in several large patches among the Sagebrush Steppe. Along the edge of the Sagebrush Steppe are patches of Inter-Mountain Basins Cliff and Canyon(8). There are a number of places across the Unit that are Great Basin Foothill and Lower Montane Riparian Woodland and Shrubland (98). There are also two (2) larger patches of Agriculture (114) on the Unit.

One of the Clear Valley Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, PARK VALLEY (427408), is about 13.6 km southwest from the southwest edge of the CWMU. PARK VALLEY has seventy-nine (79) years of records, 1911 - 1990. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 2.45 inches, but it can be as high as 6.38 inches or as low as 0.62 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 13 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 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 5.8 inches but can be as high as 22.5 inches. FALL temperature at PARK VALLEY averages 48.4 degrees F. but can be as high as 93.0 degrees F. or as low as 0.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 36 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and no days above 90 degrees F.


  • Counties: Box Elder
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Box Elder

Access contact

  • Name: Jeff Sessions
  • Phone: 208-824-5721
  • Best time to contact: night

Property size

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

Private 5076
Public 0
Total 5076

Drawing odds

Drawing odds are the odds of obtaining a permit for this CWMU.

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 in 3.0
Elk drawing odds n/a
Moose drawing odds n/a
Pronghorn drawing odds n/a

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 2.3 2.8
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk N/A N/A
Cow elk N/A N/A
Bull moose N/A N/A
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 N/A N/A
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk N/A N/A
Cow elk N/A N/A
Bull moose N/A N/A
Cow moose N/A N/A
Buck pronghorn N/A N/A
Doe pronghorn N/A N/A
Wild turkey N/A N/A

Average age

An estimate of average animal age

Buck deer N/A
Bull elk N/A
Bull moose 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 5076 5 9/11 -11/7
Bull elk 0 0 n/a
Bull moose 0 0 n/a
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 0 0 n/a
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 1 9
Buck deer (management) 0 0
Bull elk 0 0
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 0 0
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes. one (1)
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? Yes.
Are ATV's allowed? Yes. only on roads
Is a guide service available? Yes.
Do you offer a packing service? Yes.
Is lodging or food available? Yes.
Can I camp on the CWMU? Yes.
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? No.
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
  • All hunters must comply with all regulations and
  • Al hunters must obtain CWMU map and hunt within
  • A wounded animal is your only animal
  • No open fires
  • Keep gates closed
  • No alcohol or drugs allowed
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.