CWMU program


Operator information

  • Name: Ash Jenkins
  • Phone: 801-561-9020
  • Email:

CWMU description

The Hiawatha Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is southwest of Price, Utah. The town of Hiawatha is on the eastside of the Unit, and is part of the Unit. Maximum elevation ranges from 9800 feet in the northwest. It drops off to just 9700 feet in the north and follows Bald Ridge down in the south to 9400 feet. The major drainage of the Unit is Miller Creek. The Right Fork of Miller Creek ranges from 9400 feet to 7000 feet, the Middle Fork, 8800 to 7000 feet, and the left fork, 8800 feet to 7000 feet. On the south of Bald Ridge, Cedar Creek ranges from 9000 feet to 7400 feet. The most common elevation is 9300 feet but ranges from 7100 feet to 9900 feet with an elevation difference of 2800 feet. Fifty-five percent (55%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 7800 feet and 9100 feet an elevation difference of 1300 feet.

About a quarter of the land area of the Hiawatha Cooperative Wildlife Management is Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62), scattered throughout the unit. Another major land type is Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (36), lined on the eastern side of the property. Then there is a set of six (6) forest and woodland types that give the unit its forest character, Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22), Rocky Mountain Subalpine Dry-Mesic Spruce-Fir Forest and Woodland (26), Rocky Mountain Montane Mesic Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland (32), Rocky Mountain Montane Dry-Mesic Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland (30), Rocky Mountain Subalpine Mesic Spruce-Fir Forest and Woodland (28), and Inter-Mountain West Aspen-Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Complex (38).

One of the Hiawatha Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, HIAWATHA (423896), is on the east edge of the CWMU. HIAWATHA has seventy-six (76) years of records, 1916 - 1992. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 2.60 inches, but it can be as high as 3.20 inches or as low as 1.93 inches. During the 91-day FALL period, 12 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 9 days of greater than or equal to 0.10 inch, or 1 day of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 1.4 inches but can be as high as 3.0 inches. FALL temperature at HIAWATHA averages 47.1 degrees F. but can be as high as 86.0 degrees F. or as low as 5.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 35 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and no day above 90 degrees F.


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

Access contact

  • Name: Ash Jenkins
  • Phone: 801-891-1250
  • Best time to contact: Weekdays, before 8pm

Property size

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

Private 15230
Public 0
Total 15230

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 2.8
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 3 2.9
Cow elk 2.3 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 N/A 100
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 100 40
Cow elk 33.3 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

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 15230 5 10/20 -10/24 & 11/1-11/5
Bull elk 15230 5 10/20-10/24 & 11/1-11/5
Bull moose 0 0 n/a
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 15230 2 12/1 - 12/2
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 5
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 8 6
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes. Allowed to bring one (1) guest
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. For a fee
Do you offer a packing service? Yes. For a fee
Is lodging or food available? Yes. For a fee
Can I camp on the CWMU? No.
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? No.
Are maps available? Yes. Will be provided
Are any other activities offered on the CWMU? No.
Are there any closed areas on the property? No.

Rules of conduct

  • Contact operator prior to applying
  • No smoking, alcohol or drugs on ranch
  • No fires
  • No archery allowed for public hunters
  • No muzzleloaders for public hunters
  • Close and lock every gate you go through
  • No target shootingA wounded deer is a dead deer, your hunt is over
  • Wounding policy, if animal is wounded, additional animal may not be pursued
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.