CWMU program

Bear Spring

Operator information

  • Name: Justin Richins
  • Phone: 435-655-5484
  • Email:

CWMU description

Bear Springs Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is cut east-west by Dry Creek and north-south by State Road 68. Dry Creek starts at about 7200 feet and flows east and then south and exits the Unit at about 4400 feet. The higher elevations are on the west below Snow Basin Ski Resort. Then with a moderate slope the terrian slopes to the southeast and drops down into the Dry Creek cut before exiting the Unit. The most common elevation is 5800 feet but ranges from 5000 feet to 8500 feet with an elevation difference of 3500 feet. Fifty-two percent (52%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 5700 feet and 7600 feet an elevation difference of 1900 feet.

Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41) is the dominant land cover type on the Bear Springs Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU). There are many large patches of Rocky Mountain Bigtooth Maple Ravine Woodland (23) dispersed among the Gambel Oak, as are smaller patches of Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62). There are patches of Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22) on the west side, more in the middle of the Unit are patches of Rocky Mountain Lower Montane Riparian Shrubland (79), and scattered about are patches of Recently Burned (116) areas. There are some minor areas of Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (36) scattered about.

One of the Bear Springs Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, PINE VIEW DAM (422424), is about 3.6 km north from the north edge of the CWMU. PINE VIEW DAM has twenty-seven (72) years of records, 1935 - 2007. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 7.33 inches, but it can be as high as 16.43 inches or as low as 1.52 inches. During the 91-day FALL period, 22 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 15 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. There is also 2 days with precipitation greater than or equal to 1.00 inch. Snowfall during the FALL averages 13.7 inches but can be as high as 49.5 inches. FALL temperature at PINE VIEW DAM averages 46.2 degrees F. but can be as high as 95.0 degrees F. or as low as -17.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 48 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and 1 day above 90 degrees F.


  • Counties: Morgan, Weber
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Ogden

Access contact

  • Name: Justin Richins
  • Phone: 435-655-5484
  • Best time to contact: 8AM-5PM

Property size

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

Private 12459
Public 0
Total 12459

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 in 11.0
Elk drawing odds 1 in 11.0
Moose drawing odds 1 in 18.0
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 3.7 4.4
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 3.7 4.5
Cow elk N/A N/A
Bull moose 4.7 3.3
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 N/A 100
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

Buck deer N/A
Bull elk 4 years
Bull moose 2 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 9290 5 11/1-11/5 or 10/23-10/28
Bull elk 9290 5 10/27-10/31 or 11/10-11/15
Bull moose 9290 5 10/27-10/31
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 0 0 n/a
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 0 1
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 0 0
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes. one (1) guest
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? No.
Are ATV's allowed? Yes. on two-track road only
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? No.
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? Yes. see map

Rules of conduct

  • All hunters will be guided
  • The resort headquarters is off limits to hunting
  • Before entering the resort call Snow Basin securit
  • Snow Basin personnel will be treated with courtesy
  • Hikers & bikers will be given right of way
  • Harvesting of game is by fair chase only
  • If you wound and animal the hunt is over
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.