CWMU program


Operator information

  • Name: Brett Baum
  • Phone: 801-367-0280
  • Email:

CWMU description

The West Lake Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located west and south of Utah Lake in Goshen Valley. Part of the northeast border is the shoreline of Utah Lake. This is a relatively flat Unit, about 4500 feet in the north, rising to 5000 feet in the middle and westside, then decreasing to 4700 feet in the south. Kimball Creek (4600 feet to 4900 feet) is probably the only major drainage on the Unit. The most common elevation is 4500 feet but ranges from 4400 feet to 5200 feet with an elevation difference of 800 feet. Fifty-six percent (56%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 4600 feet and 4900 feet an elevation difference of 300 feet.

Over sixty percent (60%) of the West Lake Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is Agriculture (114). Around the edges of the Unit are areas of Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland (48) and Invasive Annual Grassland (121). Inter-Mountain Basins Greasewood Flat (82) and Developed, Open Space - Low Intensity (111) add to the character of the Unit.

One of the West Lake Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, ELBERTA (422418), is 0.6 km north of the north edge of the south parcel of the CWMU. ELBERTA has ninety (90) years of records, 1902 - 1992. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 2.64 inches, but it can be as high as 7.49 inches or as low as 0.51 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 15 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 1 day of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 3.2 inches but can be as high as 15.0 inches. FALL temperature at ELBERTA averages 51.0 degrees F. but can be as high as 100.0 degrees F. or as low as -8.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 37 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and 4 days above 90 degrees F.


  • Counties: Utah
  • Wildlife management unit(s): West Desert

Access contact

  • Name: Brett Baum
  • Phone: 801-367-0280
  • Best time to contact: 9AM-5PM

Property size

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

Private 23637
Public 0
Total 23637

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 0 0 n/a
Bull elk 0 0 n/a
Bull moose 0 0 n/a
Buck pronghorn 23637 5 09/01-09/10
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 0 0
Buck deer (management) 0 0
Bull elk 0 0
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 1 2
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. Two (2) maximum
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.
Do you offer a packing service? No.
Is lodging or food available? No.
Can I camp on the CWMU? No.
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.

Rules of conduct

  • No Sunday hunting
  • Wounding policy
  • Must follow all state and federal laws
  • Stay on existing roads
  • No camping 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.