CWMU program

Buckhorn Ranch

Operator information

  • Name: Ryan Jones
  • Phone: 435-823-7297
  • Email: Buckhorn

CWMU description

The Buckhorn Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located northwest of the Fruitland, Utah about five to six miles up Current Creek. Water Hollow nearly cuts the CWMU in half. Water Hollows flows from west to east, entering the unit at 7600 feet and leaving the unit at 6900 feet. Another important drainage is Dry Hollow north of Water Hollow. Like Water Hollow, Dry Hollow flows from west to east, entering the unit at 8400 feet and exiting the unit at about 6900 feet. The most common elevation is 7600 feet, but ranges from 6800 feet to 9200 feet, a difference of 2400 feet. Sixty-three percent (63%) of the CWMU elevations ranges between 7700 feet and 9200 feet an elevation difference of 1500 feet. The cover type most common on the Buckhorn Ranch CWMU is Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41). This cover type is distributed over much of the unit. Almost as common as the Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland, is the Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62) cover type. It too, is distributed over much of the unit. Add Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22), Rocky Mountain Montane Mesic Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland (32), and Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (36) and over ninety percent (91%) of the CWMU is covered. One of the Buckhorn Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, FRUITLAND (423056), is about 9.0 km southeast from the southeast edge of the CWMU. FRUITLAND has fifty-six (56) years of records, 1910 - 1966. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 3.92 inches, but it can be as high as 7.89 inches or as low as 1.55 inches. During the 91-day FALL period, 15 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inches of precipitation, 11 days of greater than or equal to 0.10 inches, or 2 day of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inches of precipitation. There is also 1 day with greater than or equal to 1.00 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 7.9 inches but can be as high as 19.0inches. FALL temperature at FRUITLAND averages 43.9 degrees F. but can be as high as 86.0 degrees F. or as low as -8.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 56 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and no day above 90 degrees F.


  • Counties: Duchesne, Wasatch
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Currant Creek

Access contact

  • Name: Ryan Jones
  • Phone: 435-823-7297 (cell)
  • Best time to contact: evenings

Property size

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

Private 7000
Public 0
Total 7000

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 7000 5 Between 10/29 and 11/5
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 6
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. Two (2) maximum
Can I hunt on Sunday? No.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? Yes.
Are ATV's allowed? Yes. On roads only
Is a guide service available? Yes. Required, no fee
Do you offer a packing service? No.
Is lodging or food available? Yes. For a fee
Can I camp on the CWMU? No.
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? Yes. Limited
Are maps available? Yes. On UDWR webstie
Are any other activities offered on the CWMU? No.
Are there any closed areas on the property? Yes. Around structures

Rules of conduct

  • None specified
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.