CWMU program

J. B. Ranch

Operator information

  • Name: James Gallogly
  • Phone: 713-309-4774
  • Email:

CWMU description

The J. B. Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located on the Colorado - Utah state line near the southeast corner of Grand County and the northeast corner of San Juan County. The high point of the Unit is mid- to south at 8900 feet. From here it drops in elevation to the north and to the south. In the north John Brown Creek starts at 8800 feet and flows north exiting the Unit in the northwest corner at 7500 feet. John Brown Creek is also supported by Pace Lake at 8200 feet. In the south Rock Creek cuts the southwest corner ranging from 7400 feet to 7500 feet. Sally Hollow also cuts the south part of the Unit ranging from 8100 feet to 8900 feet. The most common elevation is 8100 feet but ranges from 7400 feet to 9000 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.

Over half of the J. B. Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is covered with Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41), especially in the northern part of the unit. The other major land cover type contributor is Rocky Mountain Ponderosa Pine Woodland (34). There is a larger Pondersoa Pine Woodland patch in the south and this type is more scattered in the north.

One of the J B Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, LA SAL (424946), is 23.3 km southwest of the southwest edge of the CWMU. LA SAL has seventy-seven (77) years of records, 1901 - 1978. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 3.49 inches, but it can be as high as 8.90 inches or as low as 0.06 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 2 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 6.8 inches but can be as high as 11.8 inches. FALL temperature at LA SAL averages 47.9 degrees F. but can be as high as 96.0 degrees F. or as low as -6.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 41 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and no days above 90 degrees F.


  • Counties: Grand/San Juan
  • Wildlife management unit(s): La Sal

Access contact

  • Name: Mike Filler
  • Phone: 719-337-4452; mfill
  • Best time to contact: not specified

Property size

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

Private 9162
Public 0
Total 9162

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 9162 5 9/1-10/31
Bull elk 9162 5 9/1-10/31
Bull moose 0 0 n/a
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 9162 2 8/25-11/12
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 1 6
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 18 12
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? No. except when age/gender or other issues necessitate
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? No.
Are ATV's allowed? No.
Is a guide service available? Yes. All hunts guided by ranch hands
Do you offer a packing service? Yes.
Is lodging or food available? No.
Can I camp on the CWMU? Yes. In designated areas
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? Yes. Food plots are closed to all hunters

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.