CWMU program

SJ Ranch

Operator information

  • Name: Rick Johnson
  • Phone: 435-757-0397
  • 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 (2)

Access contact

  • Name: Rick Johnson
  • Phone: 435-757-0397
  • Best time to contact: evening 8PM-10PM

Property size

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

Private 6476
Public 0
Total 6476

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 Coordinate with operator
Bull moose 6476 5 9/1-10/31 Coordinate with operator
Buck pronghorn 6476 5 9/1-10/31 Coordinate with operator
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 6476 5 9/1-1/31Coordinate with operator
Cow moose 0 0 n/a
Doe pronghorn 6476 5 9/1-10/31Coordinate with operator

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 6
Bull moose 1 1
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? 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. Limited to established roads
Is a guide service available? Yes.
Do you offer a packing service? No.
Is lodging or food available? No.
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. Area around cabin

Rules of conduct

  • Contact operator for copy of rules
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.