CWMU program

Junction Valley

Operator information

  • Name: Gary Webb
  • Phone: 801-836-8411
  • Email: GARY@UTAHDeerHunts.com

CWMU description

The Junction Valley Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located about sixteen (16) km west of Yost, Utah, Box Elder County. The east side of the CWMU is in Junction Valley and extends west to Holt Basin and Cotton Thomas Basin on the Goose Creek Mountains. Granite Pass is almost the northern boundary. Higher elevations range from 6900 feet in the north to a maximum of 8500 feet then decreases to 7800 feet in the south. The major drainage across the unit is Basin Creek ranging from 7000 feet to 5900 feet. Basin Creek flows into the South Fork of Junction Creek in Junction Valley. Two (2) tributaries flow into Basin Creek on the unit, Tom Sherry Creek, ranging from 7000 to 6600 feet and Mahogany Creek, ranging from 7600 to 6500 feet. In the north Pine Creek (7000 to 6300 feet), Short Creek (7000 to 5900 feet) ,and Long Creek (7400 to 6000 feet) cut the unit. Technically, elevation ranges from about 8700 feet to 5700 feet, a difference of 3000 feet. The most common elevation is 6700 feet.

On the Junction Valley Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU), the land cover is composed mostly of Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62), sixty-eight percent (68%); Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland (48), ten percent (10%); Great Basin Foothill and Lower Montane Riparian Woodland and Shrubland (98), five percent (5%); Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22), five percent (5%) and Agriculture (114), five percent (5%).

One of the Junction Valley Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, GROUSE CREEK (423486), is about 13 km southwest from the south edge of the CWMU. GROUSE CREEK has forth-nine (49) years of records, 1959 - 2008. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 2.25 inches, but it can be as high as 4.42 inches or as low as 0.60 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 16 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 7 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 3.6 inches but can be as high as 21.0 inches. FALL temperature at GROUSE CREEK averages 46.0 degrees F. but can be as high as 97.0 degrees F. or as low as -12.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 54 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and 1 day above 90 degrees F.

Location

  • Counties: Box Elder
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Box Elder (#1)

Access contact

  • Name: Gary Webb
  • Phone: 801-836-8411
  • Best time to contact: anytime

Property size

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

Acres
Private 22347
Public 0
Total 22347

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 ln 9.7
Elk drawing odds 1 in 4.0
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 4 4
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 5 5
Cow elk N/A 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 100 80.6
Doe deer 100 N/A
Bull elk 100 100
Cow elk N/A 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 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 22347 5 10/1-10/5 or 11/1-11/5
Bull elk 22347 5 10/5 - 10/10
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0 weekends 8/15 - 9/1
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 6 54
Buck deer (management) 0 0
Bull elk 1 2
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 10 0
Cow elk 0 0
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes. 2-maximum
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? Yes. coordintaed with operator
Are horses allowed? No.
Are ATV's allowed? No.
Is a guide service available? Yes. contact operator
Do you offer a packing service? No.
Is lodging or food available? No.
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? No.
Are there any closed areas on the property? No.

Rules of conduct

  • contact operator of rules and regulations
  • Hunter must sign a ranch rules form
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.