CWMU program

Chrises Creek

Operator information

  • Name: Curtis Madsen
  • Phone: 435-547-0807
  • Email:

CWMU description

Chrises Creek Cooperative Wildlife Managment Unit (CWMU) is south of Lavan, Utah about eleven (11) km. The Higher elevation on the unit are in the east, about 8200 feet; and decrease to the west with the unit ending at 5200 feet. Chrises Creek in Chrises Canyon is the major drainage on the CWMU running east to west, from 8000 to 5600 feet. The elevation on Chrises Creek CWMU ranges between 5600 and 8200 feet, a difference of 2600 feet. The most common elevation is 7500 feet.

On the Chriss Creek Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) forty-eight percent (48%) of the land is covered by Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41) and thirty-one percent (31%) is covered by Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (36). Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22) and Rocky Mountain Montane Dry-Mesic Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland (30) cover about twelve percent (12%) of the unit.

One of the Chrises Creek Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit's (CWMU) nearest weather stations, LEVAN (425065), is about 11.4 km southwest from the northeast edge of the CWMU. LEVAN has one hundred ten(110) years of records, 1895 - 2005. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 3.53 inches, but it can be as high as 9.52 inches or as low as 0.51 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 15 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 10 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 8.5 inches but can be as high as 37.0 inches. FALL temperature at LEVAN averages 50.1 degrees F. but can be as high as 100.0 degrees F. or as low as -10.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 38 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and 2 days above 90 degrees F.


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

Access contact

  • Name: Curtis Madsen
  • Phone: 801-721-2914
  • Best time to contact: daytime

Property size

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

Private 8270
Public 0
Total 8270

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 8270 61 9/11-11/10
Bull elk 0 0
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 0 0
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

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 0 0
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. Up to 4 guests
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? Yes.
Are horses allowed? Yes.
Are ATV's allowed? Yes. must stay on roads
Is a guide service available? No.
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? No.
Are maps available? No.
Are any other activities offered on the CWMU? No.
Are there any closed areas on the property? No.

Rules of conduct

  • Follow all state & regulations
  • Stay within hunting boundaries
  • ATVs must stay on roads
  • Horses welcome
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.