CWMU program

Bastian Ranch

Operator information

  • Name: Jay Anderson
  • Phone: 801-479-0123
  • Email: n/a

CWMU description

The Bastian Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is west and north of Causey Reservoir. Beaver Creek and State Highway 39 forms the west boundary and Elk Ridge forms the east boundary. The Unit consists of a main ridge which is about 8000 feet in the north dropping to 6700 feet in the south before it drops into Water Hollow. From this main ridge the Unit drops into Beaver Creek (5600 feet to 6600 feet). On the eastside the unit drops in to Dry Bread Hollow (6000 feet to 7200 feet) before rising up to Elk Ridge (7600 feet to 7900 feet). The most common elevation is 6800 feet but ranges from 5500 feet to 7900 feet with an elevation difference of 2400 feet. Fifty-four percent (54%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 6000 feet and 7300 feet an elevation difference of 1300 feet.

There are three (3) main land cover types and one (1) land cover type that dominates the Bastian Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU). First, there is the Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22). Then there are the Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62) and Rocky Mountain Gamble Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41) in about equal amounts. In lesser amounts is Rocky Mountain Bigtooth Maple Ravine Woodland(23).

One of the Bastian Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, HUNTSVILLE MONESTERY (424135), is about 11.0 km southwest from the southwest edge of the CWMU. HUNTSVILLE MONESTERY has thirty-one (31) years of records, 1976 - 2007. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 5.74 inches, but it can be as high as 12.30 inches or as low as 1.36 inches. During the 91-day FALL period, 22 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 14 days of greater than or equal to 0.10 inch, or 3 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. There can also be 1 day of greater than or equal to 1.00 inch precipitation. Total FALL snowfall averages 10.2 inches but can be as high as 31.0 inches. FALL temperature at HUNTSVILLE MONESTERY averages 46.0 degrees F. but can be as high as 95.0 degrees F. or as low as -16.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 56 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and less than 1 day above 90 degrees F.

Location

  • Counties: Weber
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Morgan Rich

Access contact

  • Name: Jay R. Anderson
  • Phone: 801-479-0123
  • Best time to contact: Anytime

Property size

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

Acres
Private 8726
Public 537
Total 9263

Drawing odds

Drawing odds are the odds of obtaining a permit for this CWMU.

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 in 8.0
Elk drawing odds 1 in 16.0
Moose drawing odds 1 in 59.0
Pronghorn drawing odds n/a

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 5 4.4
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 5 4.6
Cow elk 4.5 N/A
Bull moose 4.7 4.8
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 100 83.3
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 100 55.6
Cow elk N/A N/A
Bull moose 100 100
Cow moose N/A N/A
Buck pronghorn N/A N/A
Doe pronghorn N/A N/A
Wild turkey N/A N/A

Average age

An estimate of average animal age

Age
Buck deer N/A
Bull elk N/A
Bull moose 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 9263 5 negotiated-Nov. hunt days available
Bull elk 9263 5 negotiated
Bull moose 9263 5 negotiated
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 9263 5 late August
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 9
Bull moose 1 2
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 2 0
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes.
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? Yes.
Are horses allowed? Yes.
Are ATV's allowed? No. Only for game retrieval
Is a guide service available? Yes.
Do you offer a packing service? No.
Is lodging or food available? Yes.
Can I camp on the CWMU? Yes.
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? No.

Rules of conduct

  • Contact operator for copy of rules
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.