CWMU program

Pine Canyon

Operator information

  • Name: Courtney Richins
  • Phone: 435-640-3874
  • Email: Chrichins@allwest.net

CWMU description

Pine Canyon Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is ten (10) km north of Croydon, Utah, up Lost Creek. Higher elevations are on the westside, 8300 feet in the north and 7600 feet in the south. Pine Cranyon runs mostly along the eastside of the unit ranging from 8200 feet to 5400 feet. Two other drainages south and west of Pine Canyon are Dry Hollow ranging from 7600 feet to 6400 feet on the CWMU and Tom Condies ranging from 7000 to 6600 feet. The elevation ranges between 6200 and 8600 feet on the Pine Canyon CWMU a difference of 2400 feet. The most common elevation is about 8200 feet.

On Pine Canyon Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU), the land cover is composed of four (4) types; Inter-Mountian Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62), thirty-nine percent (39%); Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22), thirty-five percent (35%), Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41), fifteen percent (15%), and Rocky Mountain Bigtooth Maple Ravine Woodland (23), three percent (3%).

One of the Pine Canyon Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, HUNTSVILLE MONESTERY (424135), is about 12.1 km northwest from the northwest edge of the CWMU. HUNTSVILLE MONESTERY has thirty-one (31) years of records, 1976 - 2007. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 5.74 inches, but it can be as high as 12.30 inches or as low as 1.36 inches. During the 91-day FALL period, 22 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of percipitation, 14 days of greater than or equal to 0.10 inch, or 3 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. There can also be 1 day of greater than or equal to 1.00 inch precipitation. Total FALL snowfall averages 10.2 inches but can be as high as 31.0 inches. FALL temperature at HUNTSVILLE MONESTERY averages 46.0 degrees F. but can be as high as 95.0 degrees F. or as low as -16.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 56 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and less than 1 day above 90 degrees F.

Location

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

Access contact

  • Name: Courtney Richins
  • Phone: 435-640-3874
  • Best time to contact: morning

Property size

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

Acres
Private 6185
Public 0
Total 6185

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 in 8.5
Elk drawing odds n/a
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 4.2 4.1
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 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 50 66.7
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 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 6185 5 11/1-11/5, earlier dates negotiable
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 2 18
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. limited
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? Yes. scheduled
Are horses allowed? No.
Are ATV's allowed? Yes.
Is a guide service available? Yes.
Do you offer a packing service? Yes.
Is lodging or food available? No.
Can I camp on the CWMU? Yes.
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

  • Wounding policy - draw blood, the hunt is over
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.