CWMU program

Blue Spring Hills

Operator information

  • Name: Susan Douglas
  • Phone: 801-583-4509
  • Email: sue@igage.com

CWMU description

The Blue Springs Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located on the Spring Hills northwest of Bothwell and southwest of Interstate Highway I-15, 84 in Box Elder County. The backbone of the Spring Hills forms the spine of the Unit reaching a maximum of about 6300 feet then dropping off to 4800 feet in the west and 4500 feet in the east. The most common elevation is 5200 feet but range from 4500 feet to 6400 feet with an elevation difference of 1900 feet. Fifty-two percent (52%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 5200 feet and 5700 feet an elevation difference of 500 feet.

The Blue Springs Hills Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is primarily covered with Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland (48). Patches of Great Basin Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (37), Invasive Annual Grassland (121), and Inter-Mountain Basins Semi-Desert Grasslands (76) are scattered throughout the Big Sagebrush Shrubland.

One of the Blue Spring Hills Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, THIOKOL PLANT 78 (428668), is about 5.4 km southwest from the southwest 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.

Location

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

Access contact

  • Name: Susan Douglas
  • Phone: 801-865-4247
  • Best time to contact: anytime

Property size

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

Acres
Private 8838
Public 0
Total 8838

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 in 4.0
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 2.8 3.8
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 40
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

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 8838 5 10/8 10/12
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 2 12
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.
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? Yes.
Are horses allowed? Yes.
Are ATV's allowed? Yes. On roads only
Is a guide service available? No.
Do you offer a packing service? No.
Is lodging or food available? No.
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? Yes.
Are there any closed areas on the property? Yes. Section 24 T12N R5W access only

Rules of conduct

  • Horses allowed
  • Camping allowed
  • No developed facilities
  • ATVs on existing roads only
  • Hunter must furnish operator with re;ease of liability form
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.