CWMU program

Durst Mountain

Operator information

  • Name: John Hansen
  • Phone: 801-540-2000
  • Email: jhansen@johnwhansen.com

CWMU description

The Durst Mountain Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located north of Morgan, Utah and Interstate Highway 84. Cottonwood Creek/Canyon is generally the northern border. Durst Mountain is the high point of the Unit. It is over 9200 feet in elevation. Because Durst Mountain is near the Unit's west boundary elevation only drops to 8700 feet in the west. To the south it drops down to 5200 feet, and to the east and north it decreases to 7600 feet. The entire Unit is quite mountainous. The most common elevation is 7300 feet but ranges from 5100 feet to 9200 feet with an elevation difference of 4100 feet. Forty-nine percent (49%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 5900 feet and 8400 feet an elevation difference of 2500 feet.

The Durst Mountain Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is covered with a mixture of three (3) land cover types, Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41), Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62), and Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22). Other Forest and Woodland types are Rocky Mountain Bigtooth Maple Ravine Woodland (23), Rocky Mountain Montane Mesic Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland (32), Rocky Mountain Montane Dry-Mesic Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland (30), and Rocky Mountain Subalpine Mesic Spruce-Fir Forest and Woodland (28). There are also patches of Invasive Perennial Grassland (119).

One of the Durst Mountain Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, MORGAN (425826), is about 10.5 km south from the south edge of the CWMU. MORGAN has one hundred five (105) years of records, 1903 - 2008. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 3.80 inches, but it can be as high as 7.28 inches or as low as 0.46 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 18 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. Snowfall during the FALL averages 7.3 inches but can be as high as 25.3 inches. FALL temperature at MORGAN averages 46.9 degrees F. but can be as high as 98.0 degrees F. or as low as -12.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 53 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and 1days above 90 degrees F.

Location

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

Access contact

  • Name: Justin Hansen
  • Phone: 801-725-7444
  • Best time to contact: AM

Property size

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

Acres
Private 26358
Public 0
Total 26358

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 in 13.0
Elk drawing odds 1 in 17.7
Moose drawing odds 1 in 56.0
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 4.2 3.6
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 4 4.3
Cow elk 4.1 N/A
Bull moose 5 5
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 N/A 42.9
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 100 72.7
Cow elk 75 N/A
Bull moose N/A 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 6 years
Bull moose 4 years

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 26358 5 10/30-11/3
Bull elk 26358 5 10/8-10/12
Bull moose 26358 5 10/8-10/12
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 0 2 contact operator
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 3 27
Bull moose 0 1
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 20 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? No.
Are horses allowed? Yes.
Are ATV's allowed? Yes.
Is a guide service available? No.
Do you offer a packing service? Yes.
Is lodging or food available? No.
Can I camp on the CWMU? Yes.
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? No.
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

  • Safety come first
  • Hunters must obey big game rules and regs
  • Hunters are allowed one and only one animal
  • Once you hit an animal that's your animal
  • Hunters are allowed three (3) guests
  • No alcohol
  • Right to restrict access is reserved
  • Do not abandon your vehicle
  • Hunters must be prepared for emergency
  • Two (2) dry camps are available
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.