CWMU program

Strawberry Ridge

Operator information

  • Name: Casey Meenderink
  • Phone: 801-564-0730
  • Email:

CWMU description

The Strawberry Ridge Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is west of Woodruff, Utah and west of Birch Creek Reservoir. In the west the Unit starts at a high elevation of 8500 feet, then moving east drops down to Woodruff Park, around 7800 feet, then rises again to Strawberry Ridge, 8100 feet in the west to 7600 feet in the east. Birch Creek cuts the unit on the north side of Strawberry Ridge and runs nearly the length of the Unit, ranging from 6900 feet to 8400 feet. On the south side of the Strawberry Ridge is Walton Canyon. This canyon contains State Highway 39 and ranges from 7300 feet to 8000 feet elevation. The most common elevation is 7700 feet but ranges from 6900 feet to 8600 feet with an elevation difference of 1700 feet. Fifty-six percent (56%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 7600 feet and 7900 feet an elevation difference of 300 feet.

Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62) covers over eighty percent (80%) of the Strawberry Ridge Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) in northern Utah. The only other land cover of any significance is Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22), and it is primarily on the west side of the Unit.

One of the Strawberry Ridge Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, HARDWARE RANCH(423671), is about 13.4 km northwest from the northwest edge of the CWMU. HARDWARE RANCH has thirty-five (35) years of records, 1956 - 1991. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 3.47 inches, but it can be as high as (not available) inches or as low as (not available) inches. During the 91-day FALL period, 12 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 7 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 (not available) inches but can be as high as (not available) inches. FALL temperature at HARDWARE RANCH averages (not available) degrees F. but can be as high as 94.0 degrees F. or as low as -5.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 36 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and no days above 90 degrees F.


  • Counties: Cache/Rich
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Cache

Access contact

  • Name: Casey Meenderink
  • Phone: 801-564-0730
  • Best time to contact: Business hours, weekdays

Property size

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

Private 23915
Public 0
Total 23915

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 23915 5 10/10-10/15 or 11/1-11/5
Bull elk 23915 5 10/1-10/5
Bull moose 23915 5 10/1-10/5
Buck pronghorn 23915 5 9/6-9/10
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 23915 5 11/11-11/30
Cow moose 0 0 n/a
Doe pronghorn 23915 5 10/1-10/5

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 3 25
Bull moose 1 2
Buck pronghorn 3 4
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 10 0
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 3 2

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? No.
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? Yes. In designated areas
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? No. Poor vehicle access
Are maps available? Yes. Download from UDWR web site
Are any other activities offered on the CWMU? No.
Are there any closed areas on the property? No.

Rules of conduct

  • Hunters must have game inspected
  • Hunters must have game data collected
  • Hunters may shoot 1 and only 1 animal
  • Must stay on established roads
  • Must respect posted road closures
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.