CWMU program

Wood Canyon

Operator information

  • Name: Brad Peacock
  • Phone: 801-473-1519
  • Email:

CWMU description

Wood Canyon Cooperative Wildlife Managment Unit (CWMU) is northeast of Echo, Utah over twelve (12) km. The Morgan - Summit County line cuts the unit in the north ranging from 8000 feet in the west to 7700 feet in the east. Since the ridgeline is the county boundary, the unit slopes to the north and to the south. In the north the CWMU boundary is around 6600 feet. In the south the Left Fork of Heinier Creek ranges between 7200 feet and 5800 feet. The name sake of the CWMU, Wood Canyon, is in the middle of the unit ranging from 7800 feet to 6200 feet where it joins Heinier Creek. The elevation ranges between 5900 and 8100 feet on the Wood Canyon CWMU a difference of 2200 feet. The most common elevation is 7300 feet.

On Wood Canyon Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU), the land cover is composed of three (3) types; Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62), thirty-six (36%); Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22), thirty-two percent (32%), and Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41), twenty-two percent (22%).

One of the Wood Canyon Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, ECHO DAM (422385), is about 11.7 km southwest from the southwest edge of the CWMU. ECHO DAM has sixty-seven (67) years of records, 1940 - 2007. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 3.88 inches, but it can be as high as 10.59 inches or as low as 0.47 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 21 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 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 12.1 inches but can be as high as 41.5 inches. FALL temperature at ECHO DAM averages 46.5 degrees F. but can be as high as 97.0 degrees F. or as low as -21.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 54 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and 3 days above 90 degrees F.


  • Counties: Summit, Morgan
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Morgan - South Rich

Access contact

  • Name: Brad Peacock
  • Phone: 801-473-1519
  • Best time to contact: daytime before 8PM

Property size

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

Private 7050
Public 0
Total 7050

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 7050 5 10/20-24 or 11/1-5
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. One (1) guest
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? No.
Are ATV's allowed? Yes. only on established roads
Is a guide service available? Yes. All hunts are guided
Do you offer a packing service? Yes.
Is lodging or food available? No.
Can I camp on the CWMU? Yes. lmited area
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

  • No fires
  • Wounding policy - hunter may shoot one & only one animal
  • No alcohol
  • No driving off roads
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.