CWMU program

Twin Peaks - Goose Creek

Operator information

  • Name: Milt Oman
  • Phone: 435-747-7165
  • Email: n/a

CWMU description

The Twin Peaks/Goose Creek Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is the Twin Peaks CWMU with an extension to the Nevada and Idaho state-lines. Twin Peaks remains the highest elevation, around 8500 feet, now in the northwest corner elevation can reach 5300 feet. In the southwest the elevation reaches up to 7200 feet on Mountain Butte. More of Hardestry Creek is included with the extension, now Hardestry Creek ranges from 5300 feet to 7400 feet. In the north of the extension Goose Creek flows at about 5000 feet elevation. In the south Meadow Creek forms a great part of the south boundary, ranging from 5400 feet to 6000 feet. The most common elevation is 6800 feet but ranges from 5600 feet to 8500 feet with an elevation difference of 2900 feet. Fifty percent (50%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 6700 feet and 7700 feet an elevation difference of 1000 feet.

The eastern side of the Twin Peaks/Goose Creek Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is dominated by Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62) land cover. The western side is dominated by Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland (48). Particularly, on the western side are large areas of Great Basins Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (37). There are patches of Inter-Mountain Basins Semi-Desert Grassland (76) and Agriculture (114) on the western side.

One of the Twin Peaks - Goose Creek Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, GROUSE CREEK (423486), is about 9.3 km south from the south edge of the CWMU. GROUSE CREEK has forty-nine (49) years of records, 1959 - 2008. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 2.25 inches, but it can be as high as 4.42 inches or as low as 0.60 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 16 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 day of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 3.6 inches but can be as high as 21.0 inches. FALL temperature at GROUSE CREEK averages 46.0 degrees F. but can be as high as 97.0 degrees F. or as low as -12.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 54 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and 1 day above 90 degrees F.

Location

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

Access contact

  • Name: Milt Oman
  • Phone: 435-747-7165
  • Best time to contact: Monday-Friday, 6AM-7AM

Property size

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

Acres
Private 5128
Public 10400
Total 15528

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds n/a
Elk drawing odds 1 in 11.0
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 N/A N/A
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 4.4 4.3
Cow elk 4 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 66.7 66.7
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 5 years
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 0 0 n/a
Bull elk 15528 21 9/5-10/31; 21 consecutive days
Bull moose 0 0 n/a
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 15528 18 10/1-10/18
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 0 0
Buck deer (management) 0 0
Bull elk 3 5
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 10 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. On existing 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. Designated area only
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

  • None specified
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.