CWMU program

Skull Valley - South

Operator information

  • Name: Travis Murphy
  • Phone: 801-791-3876
  • Email: ensignranches@gmail.com

CWMU description

The Skull Valley South Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located in Tooele County in Skull Valley west of the Stansbury Mountains. The CWMU is about 22.5 km southwest of Timpie, Utah. Elevations in the east are around 5600 feet and 4300 feet in the west.

The Skull Valley South Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit land cover is dominated by Invasive Annual Grassland (121), about 35%. This invasive is evident throughout the unit. In the northwest of the CWMU is mostly Inter-Mountain Basins Geasewood Flat (82), 15%. Down the middle of the CWMU are six patches of Agriculture (114) land, 12%. Finally, towards the southwest are patches of Inter-Mountain Basins Mixed Salt Desert Scrub (58), 11%.

One of the Skull Valley South Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, IOSEPA SOUTH RANCH (424233), is near the middle of the CWMU. IOSEPA SOUTH RANCH has thirty-five (35) years of records, 1910 - 1958. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 1.61 inches, but it can be as high as 2.76 inches or as low as 0.35 inches. During the 91-day FALL period, 7 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 5 days of greater than or equal to 0.10 inch, or 1 day of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 1.0 inch but can be as high as 5.5 inches. FALL temperature at IOSEPA SOUTH RANCH averages 50.5 degrees F. but can be as high as 109.0 degrees F. or as low as -9.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 43 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and 10 days above 90 degrees F.

Location

  • Counties: Tooele
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Oquirrh-Stansbury

Access contact

  • Name: Travis Murphy
  • Phone: 801-791-3876
  • Best time to contact: business hours

Property size

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

Acres
Private 31316
Public 0
Total 31316

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 in 6.0
Elk drawing odds n/a
Moose drawing odds n/a
Pronghorn drawing odds 1 in 6.0

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 3.7
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk N/A N/A
Cow elk N/A N/A
Bull moose N/A N/A
Cow moose N/A N/A
Buck pronghorn 3.5 3.9
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 50
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk N/A N/A
Cow elk N/A N/A
Bull moose N/A N/A
Cow moose N/A N/A
Buck pronghorn 100 50
Doe pronghorn 100 100
Wild turkey N/A N/A

Average age

An estimate of average animal age

Age
Buck deer N/A
Bull elk N/A
Bull moose 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 31316 5 11/1-11/5
Bull elk 0 0 n/a
Bull moose 0 0 n/a
Buck pronghorn 31316 5 Arrange with hunters
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 0 0 n/a
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 0 0
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 1 2
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 0 0
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes. One (1) non-hunting
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? No.
Are ATV's allowed? No.
Is a guide service available? Yes. for a fee
Do you offer a packing service? Yes. for a fee
Is lodging or food available? No.
Can I camp on the CWMU? Yes. with prior arrangements
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? No.

Rules of conduct

  • Hunters expected to obey all hunting laws
  • The one and only one animal rule
  • Drive only on maintained roads
  • ATVs, snowmobiles motorcycles prohibited
  • No fishing permitted
  • Must pack garbage out
  • Check with gate guard on fire restrictions
  • Hunter must stay on property, check in check out
  • One (1) non-hunting guest allowed
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.