CWMU program

Woodruff Creek South

Operator information

  • Name: Ryan Foutz
  • Phone: 801-243-9882
  • Email: bighornbasin@comcast.net

CWMU description

The Woodruff Creek South Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located southwest of Woddruff, Utah. High elevations in the east are 7900 feet and 8400 feet in the west. Woodruff Creek (6800 feet to 7300 feet) forms the north border along with Woodruff Reservoir (6800 feet) and approximates the west Unit border. Meachem Canyon (7000 feet to 7700 feet) forms the south border. One primary drainage, Road Hollow, flowing east to west cuts the Unit, ranging from 7200 feet to 7800 feet. The most common elevation is 7800 feet but ranges from 6900 feet to 8500 feet with an elevation difference of 1600 feet. Fifty-four percent (54%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 7400 feet and 8000 feet an elevation difference of 600 feet.

Almost seventy-five percent (75%) of the Woodruff Creek South Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62). The only other major land cover types is Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22). This Aspen Forest and Woodland are in large patches in the middle and towards the west of the Unit. On the westside Rocky Mountain Subalpine Mesic Spruce-Fir Forest and Woodland occur in several large patches.

One of the Woodruff Creek South Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, WOODRUFF (429595), is about 14.6 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.

Location

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

Access contact

  • Name: Ryan Foutz
  • Phone: 801-243-9882
  • Best time to contact: anytime

Property size

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

Acres
Private 14412
Public 1270
Total 15682

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 in 14.7
Elk drawing odds 1 in 14.0
Moose drawing odds 1 in 72.0
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 4.6
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 4.8 4.6
Cow elk N/A N/A
Bull moose 4.3 4.5
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 50 69.6
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 100 68.8
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 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 15682 5 10/15-11/5
Bull elk 15682 5 10/1-10/15
Bull moose 15682 5 10/1-10/15
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 15682 2 after 11/10
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 3 25
Buck deer (management) 0 0
Bull elk 3 22
Bull moose 2 2
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 8 0
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes. One (1) guest allowed
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? Yes. Only for antlerless hunts
Are ATV's allowed? No.
Is a guide service available? Yes.
Do you offer a packing service? Yes.
Is lodging or food available? Yes.
Can I camp on the CWMU? Yes.
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? Yes.
Are maps available? Yes. On UDWR web site
Are any other activities offered on the CWMU? Yes. fFishing in Woodruff Creek Res.
Are there any closed areas on the property? No. sime roads are closed for walk-in access

Rules of conduct

  • Wounding policy- if animal is wounded, cannot shoot another animal
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.