CWMU program

Deer Haven

Operator information

  • Name: Jim Giles
  • Phone: 801-244-2988
  • Email:

CWMU description

The Deer Haven Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is southeast of Monticello, Utah about 2.7 miles in San Juan County. Montezuma Creek is a promenant feature on the western part of the CWMU, entering the unit at about 6600 feet elevation and leaving the unit at 6100 feet. On the eastern part of the unit, Boulder Canyon and Pearson Canyon both drain in a northeast to southwest direction to meet with Montezuma Creek.The most common elevation is 6800 feet, but it ranges from 5800 feet to 7100 feet, a difference of 1300 feet. Ninety-four percent (94%) of the unit ranges between 6600 and 7100 feet, a difference of 500 feet.
Nearly two-thirds (65%) of the Deer Haven Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is composed of Agriculture (114) land cover, this agriculture is spread across most of the unit. With Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland (48, 18%) and Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (36, 12%) 96% of the land is covered. One of the Deer Haven Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, MONTICELLO (425805), is about 2.0 km northwest from the northwest edge of the CWMU. MONTICELLO has one hundared six (106) years of records, 1902 - 2008. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average percipitation is 4.31 inches, but it can be as high as 10.31 inches or as low as 0.52 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 17 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of percipitation, 10 days of greater than or equal to 0.10 inch, or 3 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of percipitation. There is also 1 day that can have greater than or equal to 1.00 inch of precipitation . Snowfall during the FALL averages 6.7 inches but can be as high as 22.0 inches. FALL temperature at MONTICELLO averages 47.7 degrees F. but can be as high as 91.0 degrees F. or as low as -8.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 39 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and no days above 90 degrees F.


  • Counties: San Juan
  • Wildlife management unit(s): 14

Access contact

  • Name: Jim Giles
  • Phone: 801-244-2988
  • Best time to contact: Anytime, text if no answer

Property size

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

Private 15394
Public 0
Total 15394

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 15394 5 10/10-14
Bull elk 15394 6 9/26-10/1
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 15394 3 11/2-12/2
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 13
Buck deer (management) 0 0
Bull elk 1 1
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 4 4
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes. One vehicle allowed per hunter
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? No. Not needed
Are ATV's allowed? Yes. Best to retrieve animal
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? No. Suggest hunters camp on national forest
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

  • Respect private property, leave it as you found it
  • If roads are muddy enough to cause ruts, park on the graveled county roads and walk in
  • Obey all standard legal and common sense gun laws
  • A wounded animal is considered a harvested animal, whether or not it is foound
  • Please report any suspicious activity to operator
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.