CWMU program

Rattlesnake Pass

Operator information

  • Name: Timothy Hale
  • Phone: 253-344-1336
  • Email:

CWMU description

The Rattlesnake Pass Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located west of Howell, Utah on the north end of the North Promontory Mountains. The higher elevations range from 5000 feet in the north to 7100 feet on Howell mountain to 5700 feet in the south. Unnamed drainages on the eastside range from 6500 feet to 5000 feet elevation, and unnamed drainages on the westside range from 6800 feet to 5100 feet elevation. The most common elevation is 5500 feet but ranges from 4100 feet to 7100 feet with an elevation difference of 3000 feet. Fifty-four percent (54%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 5600 feet and 6400 feet an elevation difference of 800 feet.

Over half of the Rattlesnake Pass Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is classified as Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland (48). Another thirty percent (30%) in the center of the unit is Great Basin Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (37). Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62) and Invasive Annual Grassland (121) complete much of the land cover mix.

One of the Rattlesnake Pass Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, THIOKOL PLANT 78 (428668), is about 8.7 km southeast from the southeast edge of the CWMU. THIOKOL PLANT 78 has forty-five (45) years of records, 1962 - 2007. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 3.59 inches, but it can be as high as 8.85 inches or as low as 0.50 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 18 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 9 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 2.8 inches but can be as high as 18.8 inches. FALL temperature at THIOKOL PLANT 78 averages 48.0 degrees F. but can be as high as 98.0 degrees F. or as low as -17.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 47 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and 3 days above 90 degrees F.


  • Counties: Box Elder
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Box Elder (1b)

Access contact

  • Name: Timothy Hale
  • Phone: 253-344-1336
  • Best time to contact: Evenings between 6-8:30PM

Property size

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

Private 7740
Public 0
Total 7740

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 7740 7 commencing last Wed in September
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 3 25
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. Please clear w/operator first
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? Yes. No earlier than Sept. 1. Call to schedule
Are horses allowed? Yes.
Are ATV's allowed? Yes. Recommended
Is a guide service available? No. Owners may be present to help hunter
Do you offer a packing service? No.
Is lodging or food available? No.
Can I camp on the CWMU? Yes. Desginated areas only
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? Yes. Must supply own transportation
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

  • Contact operator Ranch Rules & Policies
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.