CWMU program

Bear Mountain

Operator information

  • Name: Whit Hil
  • Phone: 801-472-3053
  • Email: Whill@Belugaventures.net

CWMU description

Just southeast of Mount Pleasant, Utah is the Bear Mountain Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) ranging from 10000 feet to about 6200 feet. The west part of the Unit is a series of moderate sloping benches and rapidly climbing slopes. On the east at the higher elevations, Bear Mountain CWMU, is cut by the Straight Fork of Pleasant Creek, Dry Pole Creek, and the North and South Forks of Coral Fork. The most common elevation is 7300 feet but ranges from 6200 feet to 10000 feet with an elevation difference of 3800 feet. Fifty (50%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 7300 feet and 9100 feet an elevation difference of 1800 feet.

Much of the Bear Mountain Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit is covered with Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41). At the higher elevations there are substantial areas of Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22). At lower elevations there is some Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (36). At the higher elevation besides the Aspen Forest and Woodland, there is a mixture of Rocky Mountain Subalpine Mesic Spruce-Fir Forest and Woodland (28), Rocky Mountain Montane Mesic Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland (32), and Inter-Mountain West Aspen-Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Complex (38). There are patches of Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62) scattered from the lowest elevation to the highest.

One of the Bear Mountain Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, ELECTRIC LAKE (422424), is about 13.0 km northeast from the northeast edge of the CWMU. ELECTRIC LAKE has twenty-seven (27) years of records, 1980 - 2007. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 6.31 inches, but it can be as high as 10.05 inches or as low as 1.73 inches. During the 91-day FALL period, 26 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 18 days of greater than or equal to 0.10 inch, or 4 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. There is no reliable snowfall data for ELECTRIC LAKE. FALL temperature at ELECTRIC LAKE averages 36.6 degrees F. but can be as high as 81.0 degrees F. or as low as -22.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 71 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and no days above 90 degrees F.

Location

  • Counties: Sanpete
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Central Mountains

Access contact

  • Name: Whit Hill, Rick Goble
  • Phone: 801-472-3053, 435-46
  • Best time to contact: Anytime

Property size

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

Acres
Private 7700
Public 0
Total 7700

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 in 15.0
Elk drawing odds 1 in 15.0
Moose drawing odds n/a
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 3.3 3.2
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 5 3.2
Cow elk 4.3 N/A
Bull moose N/A N/A
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 N/A 50
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk N/A 50
Cow elk 100 N/A
Bull moose N/A N/A
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 6 years
Bull elk 7 years
Bull moose 3 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 7700 5 9/11-11/10
Bull elk 7700 5 9/1-10/31
Bull moose 0 0 n/a
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 7700 2 9/15 - 1/31
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 6
Buck deer (management) 0 0
Bull elk 1 6
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 15 5
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes. one (1) guest per hunter
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? Yes.
Are ATV's allowed? No.
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? Yes.
Are there any closed areas on the property? No.

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.