CWMU program

Scofield Canyons

Operator information

  • Name: Devon Ivie
  • Phone: 801-225-3082
  • Email: n/a

CWMU description

The Scofield Canyon Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located northeast of Scofield Reservoir. The southwest boundary is Scofield Lake State Recreation Area. The Price River flowing from Scofield Reservoir is close to the Unit's south boundary and is part of the Unit's east boundary. The Price River ranges from 7100 feet to 7600 feet. The highest elevations are on a ridge running northwest to southeast on the western side of the Unit. Elevations on this ridge range from 8600 feet in the north, reaching a maximum a around 9000 feet, before decreasing again to 8600 feet. In the north Woods Canyon cuts the entire length of the Unit, ranging from 7500 feet to 8400 feet. The ridge just north of Woods Canyon reaches between 8500 and 8600 feet. On the eastside of the Unit are six small drainages running west to east, ranging from 7100 feet elevation to 8700 feet. The most common elevation is 8200 feet but ranges from 7200 feet to 9100 feet with an elevation difference of 1900 feet. Fifty-four percent (54%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 7700 feet and 8400 feet an elevation difference of 700 feet.

Just about half of the Scofield Canyons Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit is covered with Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62). These Sagebrush Steppe areas are more prominent on the east and west sides of the unit. A good part of the middle and western parts of the unit are covered by Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22). The middle also shows areas of Rocky Mountain Gamble Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41). Also, in the middle Rocky Mountain Montane Mesic Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland (32) and Inter-Mountain West Aspen-Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Complex (38) add to the forest and woodland character. There are some Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (36) areas on the east side, west and south border.

One of the Scofield Canyons Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, SCOFIELD DAM (427724), is 0.3 km south of the south edge of the CWMU. SCOFIELD DAM has forty-three (43) years of records, 1948 - 1991. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 3.48 inches, but it can be as high as 6.98 inches or as low as 0.76 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 17 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 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 17.2 inches but can be as high as 61.5 inches. FALL temperature at SCOFIELD DAM averages 40.0 degrees F. but can be as high as 86.0 degrees F. or as low as -22.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 67 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and no days above 90 degrees F.

Location

  • Counties: Carbon/Utah
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Central Mountains

Access contact

  • Name: Devon Ivie - Merlyn Jones
  • Phone: 881-225-3082
  • Best time to contact: anytime

Property size

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

Acres
Private 15610
Public 40
Total 15650

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 in 8.3
Elk drawing odds 1 in 28.0
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 4.2 4
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 5 4.1
Cow elk 4.3 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 50 56.3
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 100 66.7
Cow elk 75 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 4 years
Bull elk 8 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 15650 5 9/11 - -11/10
Bull elk 15650 5 9/11-10/31
Bull moose 0 0 n/a
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 15650 5 9/ll -11/30
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 1 6
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 14 10
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. By request
Are horses allowed? Yes.
Are ATV's allowed? Yes. On roads only
Is a guide service available? No. No formal guide, but hunters are supervised
Do you offer a packing service? Yes. If available
Is lodging or food available? No.
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

  • A permit contract packet is issued
  • To each hunter identifying all rules of conduct
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.