CWMU program

Mt Carmel

Operator information

  • Name: Jason Sorensen
  • Phone: 435-691-3221
  • Email:

CWMU description

The Mt. Carmel Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located west and northwest of Orderville, Utah. It is divided into three parcels and each parcel is associated with Muddy Creek. The south pracel occurs on both sides of Muddy Creek, ranging from 5200 feet to 5500 feet. The higher elevation on this south part is around 5800 feet. The middle parcel is the smallest and is on both sides of Muddy Creek, ranging from 5600 feet to 6000 feet. The high elevation on this parcel is 6100 feet. The north parcel is the largest and occurs mostly to the west of Muddy Creek. On this parcel Muddy Creek ranges from 6100 feet to 6800 feet. The high elevation on this parcel is around 8200 feet. The most common elevation is 7200 feet but ranges from 5300 feet to 8300 feet with an elevation difference of 3000 feet. Fifty-four percent (54%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 6300 feet and 7300 feet an elevation difference of 1000 feet.

The two (2) dominate land cover types on the Mt. Carmel Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) are Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41) and Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (36). There are a many land cover types (33 types), but they make up a small parts of the total cover.

One of the Mt. Carmel Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, ORDERVILLE (426534), is 1.2 km east of the east edge of the CWMU. ORDERVILLE has ninety-eight (98) years of records, 1910 - 2008. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 3.78 inches, but it can be as high as 11.32 inches or as low as 0.54 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 12 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 8 days of greater than or equal to 0.10 inch, or 3 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. There is also 1 day with precipitation greater than or equal to 1.00 inch. Snowfall during the FALL averages 2.4 inches but can be as high as 17.0 inches. FALL temperature at ORDERVILLE averages 53.9 degrees F. but can be as high as 100.0 degrees F. or as low as -1.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 35 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and 1 day above 90 degrees F.


  • Counties: Kane
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Zion

Access contact

  • Name: Jason Sorensen
  • Phone: 435-691-3221
  • Best time to contact:

Property size

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

Private 14891
Public 460
Total 15351

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 15351 5 9/11-11/10
Bull elk 0 0 n/a
Bull moose 0 0 n/a
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 15351 2 contact operator
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 13
Buck deer (management) 0 0
Bull elk 0 0
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 5 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.
Is a guide service available? Yes.
Do you offer a packing service? Yes.
Is lodging or food available? Yes.
Can I camp on the CWMU? Yes.
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? Yes.
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.