CWMU program

Double R Ranch

Operator information

  • Name: Paul Phillips
  • Phone: 435-657-9675
  • Email:

CWMU description

The Double R Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is southeast of Strawberry Reservoir and south of the Strawberry River. The high point of the Unit is more in the middle of the Unit at over 9000 feet, the north extension of the Willow Creek Ridge. This high point drops away to 8200 feet on the west and 8000 feet on the south. Willow Creek cuts the Unit on the west (8000 to 7300 feet), and Bear Canyon cuts the unit on the east (8600 feet to 7400 feet). The most common elevation is 8800 feet but ranges from 7500 feet to 9500 feet with an elevation difference of 2000 feet. Fifty-one percent (51%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 8200 feet and 8900 feet an elevation difference of 700 feet.

About forty percent (40%) of the Double R Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62). This Sagebrush Steppe has large patches of Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22) scattered throughout it. To a lesser extent there are smaller patches of Rocky Mountain Subalpine Mesic Spruce-fir Forest and Woodland (28) and Rocky Mountain Bigtooth Maple Ravine Woodland (23) mingled with the Sagebrush Steppe and Aspen. There are areas of Rocky Mountain Cliff and Canyon (5). Also, Rocky Mountain Subalpine Dry-Mesic Spruce-fir Forest and Woodland (26) and Rocky Mountain Montane Mesic Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland (32) add to the Forest and Woodland character of the Unit.

One of the Double R Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, FRUITLAND (423056), is about 14.5 km northeast from the northeast edge of the CWMU. FRUITLAND has fifty-six (56) years of records, 1910 - 1966. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 3.92 inches, but it can be as high as 7.89 inches or as low as 1.55 inches. During the 91-day FALL period, 15 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 day of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. There is also 1 day with greater than or equal to 1.00 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 7.9 inches but can be as high as 19.0 inches. FALL temperature at FRUITLAND averages 43.9 degrees F. but can be as high as 86.0 degrees F. or as low as -8.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 56 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and no days above 90 degrees F.


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

Access contact

  • Name: Paul Phillips
  • Phone: 435-671-1520
  • Best time to contact: anytime, texting is good

Property size

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

Private 6392
Public 0
Total 6392

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 6392 5 10/1-10/5 or November if desired
Bull elk 0 0 n/a
Bull moose 0 0 n/a
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
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 18
Buck deer (management) 0 0
Bull elk 0 0
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 0 0
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes. With permission,limited numbers
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes. Preferred not, but allowable
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? Yes.
Are ATV's allowed? Yes. With instructions & guidelines from guide
Is a guide service available? Yes. Required
Do you offer a packing service? Yes. For a fee
Is lodging or food available? Yes. Partnership with Strawberry Bay Marina & Lodge
Can I camp on the CWMU? Yes. With guidelines
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? Yes. Half of the Ranch has road access
Are maps available? Yes. Provided when on site
Are any other activities offered on the CWMU? Yes. Fishing guides available on Strawberry
Are there any closed areas on the property? No.

Rules of conduct

  • Vehicles must stay on existing roads
  • No smoking outside of vehicles
  • No alcohol allowed on premises
  • Must be accompanied by guide
  • No camp fires
  • No gun sighting in or target practice on property
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.