CWMU program

Neil Creek

Operator information

  • Name: Jay Woolstenhulme
  • Phone: 435-783-5681
  • Email: Jay.Woolstenhulme@allwest,com

CWMU description

The Neil Creek Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) lies northeast of Oakley, Utah. The South Fork of Chalk Creek cuts across the north part of the unit. Enter at 7600 feet and exiting at 6800 feet flowing from east to west. In the south Neil Creek enters the unit at 7800 feet and exits into the Weber River at about 6900 feet flowing from west to east. The most common elevation is 7500 feet but ranges from 6700 feet to 8500 feet with an elevation difference of 1800 feet. Fifty-seven percent (57%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 7500 feet and 8500 feet an elevation difference of 1000 feet.

Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22) is the dominant land cover on the Neil Creek Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU). This Forest and Woodland cover nearly half of the unit. Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41) and Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62) are two other common land cover types on the CWMU.

One of the Neil Creek Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, ECHO DAM (422385), is about 1.2 km west from the west 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.

Location

  • Counties: Summit
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Chalk Creek (6)

Access contact

  • Name: Jay Woolstenhulme
  • Phone: 435-300-4948
  • Best time to contact: evenings

Property size

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

Acres
Private 5648
Public 0
Total 5648

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 in 12.5
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 2.7 4
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 87.5
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 5648 5 9/20-9/24 or 11/1-11/5
Bull elk 0 0
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
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. 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.
Is a guide service available? Yes.
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? Yes.

Rules of conduct

  • stay on designated roads
  • no trespassing
  • camp in designated spot
  • no target shooting
  • no smoking or open flame except at camp
  • hunt is over if animal is wounded
  • no alcohol
  • no fishing
  • Operator reserves the right to require a guide if Nov. hunt is chosen
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.