CWMU program

Middle Ridge

Operator information

  • Name: Louisa Cornia
  • Phone: 435-793-4247
  • Email:

CWMU description

Middle Ridge-Deer Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is southwest of Woodruff, Utah. Woodruff Creek ranging from 6500 feet in the east to 6900 feet in the west forms much of the south boundary of the Unit. The entire north side of Woodruff Reservoir (6900 feet) forms part of the south boundary. The higher elevation run through the middle of the Unit, starting at 7700 feet in the west reaching a maximum of 8000 feet before decreasing to 6700 feet in the east. Walton Canyon (6900 feet to 7400 feet) forms much of the north boundary. The most common elevation is 7300 feet but ranges from 6600 feet to 7900 feet with an elevation difference of 1300 feet. Fifty-one percent (51%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 7100 feet and 7500 feet an elevation difference of 400 feet.

Over eight percent (80%) of the Middle Ridge-Deer cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is covered with Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62). Around the edges are small areas of Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (36) and Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22). On the east end is a large patch of Agriculture (114).

One of the Middle Ridge Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, WOODRUFF (429595), is about 9.6 km northeast from the northeast edge of the CWMU. WOODRUFF has one hundred eleven (111) years of records, 1897 - 2008. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 2.64 inches, but it can be as high as 5.18 inches or as low as 0.64 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 8.7 inches but can be as high as 29.2 inches. FALL temperature at WOODRUFF averages 40.8 degrees F. but can be as high as 111.0 degrees F. or as low as -26.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 73 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and 6 days above 90 degrees F.


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

Access contact

  • Name: Operator
  • Phone: 435-793-4247
  • Best time to contact: 8AM - 6PM

Property size

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

Private 5108
Public 1274
Total 6382

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 6382 5 We'll work with public(Nov. hunt option)
Bull elk 0 0 n/a
Bull moose 0 0 n/a
Buck pronghorn 6382 5 Will work with public- 9/1 to 10/31
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 0 0 n/a
Cow moose 0 0 n/a
Doe pronghorn 6382 2 9/1-10/31

Available hunting permits

Private indicates that there are permits available for sale by the CWMU operator

Public Private
Buck deer 3 12
Buck deer (management) 0 0
Bull elk 0 0
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 5 5
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 0 0
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 6 4

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes. One (1) adult guest
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? No. Only for retrieving by lanowner
Are ATV's allowed? Yes. 1 ATV for guest
Is a guide service available? Yes. For a fee/but someone will be there at all times
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, contact landowner
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? No. poor vehicle access, steep terrain
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

  • Hunters must present game for inspection
  • Hunters must have game data collected
  • Hunter may shoot one and only one animal
  • Hunters may not drive off established roads except for retrieving animals
  • Gates need to be left designated either open or closed by the sign on the gate
  • Locked gates need to be closed and left locked at all times
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.