CWMU program

Folley Ridge

Operator information

  • Name: John Hansen
  • Phone: 801-540-2000
  • Email: jhansen@johnhansen.com

CWMU description

The Folley Ridge Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is northwest of Croydon, Utah. This CWMU is in two distinct areas. The south area follows the Folley Ridge which ranges between 7000 feet in the south to 8300 feet in the north. The north border of the south area is around 8100 feet, to the east about 7200 feet, to the south 5400 feet and to the west 6800 feet. The north area is northeast of the south area. The north area highest point is Guilder Peak at around 8300 feet. To the north the area is 8100 feet, to the east 8000 feet, to the south also 8000 feet, and to the west 8300 feet like Guilder Peak. The most common elevation is 8200 feet but ranges from 5400 feet to 8400 feet with an elevation difference of 3000 feet. Fifty-two percent (52%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 6100 feet and 7700 feet an elevation difference of 1600 feet.

Most of the Folley Ridge Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is covered by Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62). The next most common land cover type is Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22). This Forest and Woodland is more prominent on the north section of the Unit. Another prominent land cover type particularly on the south section is Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41). Although in a minor role Rocky Mountain Bigtooth Maple Ravine Woodland (23) is present on both the north and south sections.

One of the Folley Ridge Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, MORGAN (425826), is about 9.8 km southwest from the southwest edge of the CWMU. MORGAN has one hundred five (105) years of records, 1903 - 2008. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 3.80 inches, but it can be as high as 7.28 inches or as low as 0.46 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 18 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 11 days of greater than or equal to 0.10 inch, or 2 day of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 7.3 inches but can be as high as 25.3 inches. FALL temperature at MORGAN averages 46.9 degrees F. but can be as high as 98.0 degrees F. or as low as -12.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 53 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and 1 day above 90 degrees F.

Location

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

Access contact

  • Name: Justin Hansen
  • Phone: 801-725-7444
  • Best time to contact: Business hours

Property size

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

Acres
Private 17660
Public 0
Total 17660

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 in 9.3
Elk drawing odds 1 in 31.5
Moose drawing odds 1 in 41.0
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
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 4.3 4.2
Cow elk 4 N/A
Bull moose 3.3 4.3
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 66.7 57.1
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 100 75
Cow elk 75 N/A
Bull moose N/A 50
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 7 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 17660 5 10/30-11/3
Bull elk 17660 5 10/8-10/12
Bull moose 17660 5 10/8-10/12
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 17660 2 Contact Operator
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 27
Buck deer (management) 0 0
Bull elk 2 18
Bull moose 0 1
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 5 0
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes. Only three(3) non-hunting
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? Yes.
Do you offer a packing service? No.
Is lodging or food available? No.
Can I camp on the CWMU? Yes.
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? No.

Rules of conduct

  • Safety comes first
  • All hunting rules must be followed
  • Once you hit an animal, thatís your animal
  • Limited to three (3) guests
  • No alcohol
  • Right to restrict access
  • Vehicles must stay on roads
  • Do not abandon your vehicles
  • Four-wheel drive vehicle is required
  • A dry camp available just north of cement plant
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.