CWMU program

SJ Ranch

Operator information

  • Name: Rick Johnson
  • Phone: 435-946-3407
  • Email:

CWMU description

The S J Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located on the Strawberry Valley and the Little Strawberry Valley. Higher elevations occur in the west and the east. In the west elevations range from 7100 feet to 7500 feet. In the east elevations reach 7600 feet. The valley between these to ridges is between 6800 feet and 7000 feet. An extension of Saddle Creek cuts the Unit in the north. It ranges between 6700 feet and 7000 feet. The most common elevation is 7100 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 7000 feet and 7300 feet an elevation difference of 300 feet.

Over sixty percent (60%) of the S J Ranch Cooperative Wildlife management Unit (CWMU) is covered with the Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62) land cover type. Add to the Sagebrush Steppe, the Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22), and one has the majority of the land covered.

One of the S J Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, HARDWARE RANCH(423671), is about 7.6 km southwest from the southwest 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
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Cache

Access contact

  • Name: Rick Johnson
  • Phone: 435-946-3407
  • Best time to contact: evening 6PM-10PM

Property size

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

Private 6476
Public 0
Total 6476

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 N/A N/A
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 5 4.4
Cow elk 4.7 N/A
Bull moose 4.5 N/A
Cow moose N/A N/A
Buck pronghorn 4.3 5
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 N/A
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk N/A 100
Cow elk 66.7 N/A
Bull moose 100 N/A
Cow moose N/A N/A
Buck pronghorn 100 N/A
Doe pronghorn N/A N/A
Wild turkey N/A N/A

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 0 0 n/a
Bull elk 6476 5 9/1-10/31
Bull moose 6476 5 9/1-10/31
Buck pronghorn 6476 5 9/1-10/31
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 6476 2 9/1-10/31
Cow moose 0 0 n/a
Doe pronghorn 6476 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 0 0
Buck deer (management) 0 0
Bull elk 1 7
Bull moose 1 0
Buck pronghorn 2 3
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 6 0
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 3 2

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? No.
Can I hunt on Sunday? No.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? No.
Are ATV's allowed? Yes. Limited to established roads
Is a guide service available? Yes.
Do you offer a packing service? Yes.
Is lodging or food available? No.
Can I camp on the CWMU? No.
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? Yes. Area around cabin

Rules of conduct

  • None specified
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.