CWMU program

Engineer Springs

Operator information

  • Name: Ben Adams
  • Phone: 435-279-4223
  • Email: circlea@wildblue.net

CWMU description

The Engineer Springs Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located north of the Bear River National Migratory Bird Refuge on Engineer Mountains and abuts the Golden Spike National Historic Site. The highest point on the Unit is in the south at 5300 feet. There are also a couple of peaks in the northeast corner that reach about 5200 feet. Lower elevations are around 4300 feet near Lampo Junction. Generally there is a hilly region in the north, some flatter areas towards the south before elevation rises up again. The most common elevation is 4300 feet but ranges from 4300 feet to 5400 feet with an elevation difference of 1100 feet. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 4600 feet and 5100 feet an elevation difference of 500 feet.

Most of the Engineer Springs Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is covered with Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland (48). But, there are large patches of Agriculture (114) and many smaller patches of Invasive Annual Grassland (121). In the southeast corner are extensive areas of Inter-Mountain Basins Greasewood Flat (82), and scattered throughout the Unit are much smaller areas of Inter-Mountain Basins Semi-Desert Grassland (76).

One of the Ensign Ranches Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, COALVILLE (421590), is about 5.4 km south from the south edge of the CWMU. COALVILLE has thirty-four (34) years of records, 1974 - 2008. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 3.71 inches, but it can be as high as 7.09 inches or as low as 1.68 inches. During the 91-day FALL period, 19 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 10 days of greater than or equal to 0.10 inch, or 2 day of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 14.8 inches but can be as high as 32.0 inches. FALL temperature at COALVILLE averages 43.4 degrees F. but can be as high as 87.0 degrees F. or as low as -17.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 61 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: Ben Adams
  • Phone: 435-279-4223
  • Best time to contact: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Property size

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

Acres
Private 21943
Public 0
Total 21943

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 in 8.0
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 4.3 5
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 50
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 21943 5 Last Wed-Sun in Sept
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 1 9
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. 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. Only on established roads
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? No.
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? Yes. Pastures with livestock

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.