CWMU program

Mountain Meadow

Operator information

  • Name: Jed Heaton
  • Phone: 208-430-8789
  • Email: n/a

CWMU description

The Mountain Meadow Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is on the border between Cassia County, Idaho and Box Elder County, Utah about 3 km west from Clear Creek, Utah on the Raft River Mountains. The Pinnacle reaches 8200 feet on the south boundary of the CWMU. The north boundary ranges from 5200 feet to 5800 feet. In the east, Water Canyon drains northeast and ranges between 5800 feet and 8000 feet. Near the middle of the unit Holt Creek drains north and ranges between 5000 feet and 7000 feet. Barnes Creek more to the westside of the unit ranges between 5800 feet and 6000 feet draining north. The most common elevation is 5900 feet but ranges from 5600 feet to 8600 feet with an elevation difference of 3000 feet. Fifty-three percent (53%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 6300 feet and 7900 feet an elevation difference of 1600 feet.

The Mountain Meadow Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit is covered (38%) with Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62). Primarily located in the south two-thirds of the CWMU. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the CWMU is covered with Great Basin Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (37). This Pinyon-Juniper Woodland is mostly in the north. The only other land cover type that contributes much to the CWMU is Inter-Mountain Basins Cliff and Canyon (8), about 14%. This land cover type is more in the southeast of the Unit.

One of the Mountain Meadow Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, PARK VALLEY (427408), is about 16.5 km south from the south 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.

Location

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

Access contact

  • Name: Jed Heaton
  • Phone: 208-430-8789
  • Best time to contact: Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM

Property size

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

Acres
Private 7947
Public 0
Total 7947

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 3.5 3.9
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 33.3
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 7947 5 1st Wed-Sun in Oct or 11/1-11/5
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 18
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? No.
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? Yes.
Are ATV's allowed? Yes. Main roads only
Is a guide service available? Yes.
Do you offer a packing service? No.
Is lodging or food available? Yes. For a fee
Can I camp on the CWMU? Yes. Only at designated area
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? No.
Are maps available? Yes. Will be furnished
Are any other activities offered on the CWMU? No.
Are there any closed areas on the property? Yes. No September hunting on Jones property, contract

Rules of conduct

  • A wounded deer is a dead deer, hunt is over
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.