CWMU program

Three C

Operator information

  • Name: Jerry Christensen
  • Phone: 435-654-1819
  • Email:

CWMU description

The Three C Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is southeast of Heber City. The highest elevation is in the southeast at near 9900 feet. This high elevation decreases to 7200 feet in the northwest. Crooked Creek is one of the drainages that cuts the Unit. It ranges from 6600 feet to 8700 feet. Center Creek is another drainage that cuts the Unit. It ranges from 6400 feet to 8600 feet. The most common elevation is 8000 feet but ranges from 5800 feet to 9900 feet with an elevation difference of 4100 feet. Fifty-three percent (53%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 7000 feet and 8700 feet an elevation difference of 1700 feet.

The Three C Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is somewhat divided in half. On the west half the land cover is dominated by Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62) and Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41). Whereas, the east half is dominated by Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22). Rocky Mountain Bigtooth Maple Ravine Woodland (23), Rocky Mountain Subalpine Mesic Spruce-Fir Forest and Woodland (28), and Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (36) add to the Forest and Woodland character of the Unit. Rocky Mountain Subalpine-Montane Riparian Shrubland (77) and Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland support the Shrubland character.

One of the Three C Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, HEBER (423809), is 4.6 km northwest of the northwest edge of the CWMU. HEBER has one hundred sixteen (116) years of records, 1892 - 2008. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 3.92 inches, but it can be as high as 10.14 inches or as low as 0.50 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 18 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 11 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 8.9 inches but can be as high as 29.5 inches. FALL temperature at HEBER averages 46.6 degrees F. but can be as high as 98.0 degrees F. or as low as -21.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 57 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and 1 days above 90 degrees F.


  • Counties: Wasatch
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Wasatch Mountains

Access contact

  • Name: Jerry Christensen (operat
  • Phone: 435-654-1819
  • Best time to contact: Business hours

Property size

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

Private 14676
Public 0
Total 14676

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 14676 5 10/29-11/2
Bull elk 14676 5 9/29-10/3
Bull moose 14676 5 10/9-10/13
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 0
Cow elk 14676 2 between 10/15-12/15
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 2 8
Bull moose 0 1
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 24 16
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes. One with prior arrangement
Can I hunt on Sunday? No.
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? Yes. With special arrangement
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. Camp areas and three (3) hay fields

Rules of conduct

  • Contact operator for Rules & Policies
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.