CWMU program

Skull Crack

Operator information

  • Name: Clint Menke
  • Phone: 801-389-2006
  • Email:

CWMU description

The Skull Crack Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is south of Causey Reservoir. Part of the Weber - Morgan County line forms the boundary of this Unit in the southeast, the Unit overlaps this boundary in the south. Highest elevation is the west is 7700 feet elevation, rising to 8200 feet in the middle of the Unit, then dropping again to 8000 feet elevation. Many small drainages drop off to the north and west. The Pete Nelson Hollow, ranging from 6400 feet to 8000 feet is one of these drainages. Skull Crack (5800 feet to 8000 feet), Mill Hollow (5800 feet to 8000 feet), Mill Canyon (5600 feet to 7300 feet), Magpie Canyon (5400 feet to 7800 feet), Quarry Hollow (5300 feet to 6600 feet), and Sheep Herd Creek (5700 feet to 8000 feet) are other small drainages on the Unit. The most common elevation is 8100 feet but ranges from 5100 feet to 8200 feet with an elevation difference of 3100 feet. Forty-nine percent (49%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 6000 feet and 7400 feet an elevation difference of 1400 feet.

The Skull Crack Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) has a mixture of two (2) land cover types with strong contribution from a third. Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22) is the most common, but Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrsuh Steppe (62) is almost as common. Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41) is also very common. Another common type is Rocky Mountain Bigtooth Maple Ravine Woodland (23). Rocky Mountain Montane Mesic Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland (32) and Rocky Mountain Montane Dry-Mesic Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland (30) contribute minor amounts to the Forest and Woodland character of the unit.

One of the Skull Crack Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, HUNTSVILLE MONESTERY (424135), is about 1.3 km west from the west edge of the CWMU. HUNTSVILLE MONESTERY has thirty-one (31) years of records, 1976 - 2007. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 5.74 inches, but it can be as high as 12.30 inches or as low as 1.36 inches. During the 91-day FALL period, 22 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 14 days of greater than or equal to 0.10 inch, or 3 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. There can also be 1 day of greater than or equal to 1.00 inch precipitation. Total FALL snowfall averages 10.2 inches but can be as high as 31.0 inches. FALL temperature at HUNTSVILLE MONESTERY averages 46.0 degrees F. but can be as high as 95.0 degrees F. or as low as -16.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 56 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and less than 1 day above 90 degrees F.


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

Access contact

  • Name: Clint Menke
  • Phone: 801-389-2006
  • Best time to contact: n/a

Property size

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

Private 27979
Public 0
Total 27979

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 5 5
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 5 5
Cow elk 4.2 N/A
Bull moose 4.5 4.9
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 96.3
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 100 100
Cow elk 100 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

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 27979 5 11/1-11/5
Bull elk 27979 7 9/15-9/21
Bull moose 27979 7 3rd week Oct
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 27979 3 11/12-11/24
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 2 3
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 15 0
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes. guest must stay with hunter
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. Difficult
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

  • Guests must stay with hunter
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.