CWMU program

Deer Creek

Operator information

  • Name: Carl Clayburn
  • Phone: 801-473-6213
  • Email: carlclayburn007@msn.com

CWMU description

The Deer Creek CWMA is south of the Deer Creek Reservoir and east of State Road 189. The high point of the Unit is northwest extention of the Wallsburg Ridge (8500 feet). This high drops off in a west, northwest, north and northeast directions to a low of about 5500 feet. Beginning in the west Bear Canyon (5500 to 7500 feet), Sunday Canyon (5600 to 7300 feet), Hanks (5600 to 7100 feet) and Sams (7500 to 5600 feet) Canyons are the main drainages that drop away from the high point.

The Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41) is the donminant land cover type on the Deer Creek Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU), over fifty percent (50%). Rocky Mountain Bigtooth Maple Ravine Woodland (23) and Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22) show patches over the Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland. There is a large patch of Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62) in the south-central, and a large patch of Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland (48) in the northeast.

One of the Deer Creek Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, DEER CREEK DAM (422057), is 0.5 mile west of the west edge of the CWMU. DEER CREEK DAM has forthy-nine (49) years of records, 1959 - 2008. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 2.54 inches, but it can be as high as 7.69 inches or as low as 0.60 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 15 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 8 days of greater than or equal to 0.10 inch, or 1 day of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 4.4 inches but can be as high as 30.0 inches. FALL temperature at DEER CREEK DAM averages 46F. but can be as high as 97F. or as low as -12F. During the FALL, 54 days will be below freezing (32F.) and 1 day above 90F.

Location

  • Counties: Wasatch
  • Wildlife management unit(s): 17A

Access contact

  • Name: Carl Clayburn
  • Phone: 801-473-6213
  • Best time to contact: Evening

Property size

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

Acres
Private 6516
Public 0
Total 6516

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds n/a
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 N/A N/A
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 N/A N/A
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 6516 5 11/1 - 11/5 or as arranged with operator
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 12
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? No. On request
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? Yes. on request
Are ATV's allowed? Yes. on request
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.
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? No.
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 travel off existing roads with motor vehicles
  • There is only one road into the CWMU
  • The landscape is steep and brushy.
  • This hunt is not for the faint of heart
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.