CWMU program

Grouse Creek

Operator information

  • Name: Shorty Williams
  • Phone: 435-747-7374
  • Email: n/a

CWMU description

The Grouse Creek Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located on the Nevada - Utah Border and west of the Grouse Creek Road, southwest of Grouse Creek, Utah. Running from the north to the south is a ridge of mountains starting about 5800 feet in the north, rising up to 6700 feet, the highest point of the Unit, then decreasing in the south to 5700 feet. There are two major creeks that cut this unit from west to east. There is the Tom Cabin Creek ranging from 5800 feet in the west to about 4900 feet in the east. Similarly, the Dairy Valley Creek in the north ranges from 5900 feet in the west to 5000 feet in the east. The east one-third of the Unit is less mountainous than the western two-thirds.The most common elevation is 5100 feet but ranges from 4900 feet to 6900 feet with an elevation difference of 2000 feet. Fifty-one percent (51%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 5400 feet and 6400 feet an elevation difference of 1000 feet.

The Grouse Creek Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is a combination of three (3) land cover types. To the east is the Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland (48). To the west is Great Basin Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (37), and in between these two are smaller areas of Great Basin Xeric Mixed Sagebrush Shrubland (49).

One of the Grouse Creek Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, GROUSE CREEK (423486), is about 8.4 km northwest from the northwest 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: Shorty Williams
  • Phone: 435--747-7374
  • Best time to contact: Monday-Friday, evenings

Property size

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

Acres
Private 30352
Public 23040
Total 53392

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 18.0
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 4.1 3.8
Cow elk 3 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 100 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 3 years
Bull elk 4 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 53392 31 10/1-10/31
Bull moose 0 0 n/a
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 53392 42 10/1-1/31
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 2 2
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 5 1
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes. 1 or 2 only
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? Yes. To a minimum
Are horses allowed? Yes.
Are ATV's allowed? Yes. Only on roads
Is a guide service available? Yes. For a fee
Do you offer a packing service? Yes. For a fee
Is lodging or food available? Yes. For a fee
Can I camp on the CWMU? Yes. For a fee
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

  • A wounded deer is a harvested deer
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.