Hunt 3543: CWMU Bull elk
DescriptionThe Scofield West Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is a long narrow CWMU located west, northwest and southwest of Scofield Reservoir. It is basically a series of higher elevations cut by canyons running west to east. In the north the higher elevations are around 8100 feet, in the middle elevations reach 8500 feet and in the south elevations rise to 9300 feet. In the north Starvation Creek cuts the Unit ranging from 7200 feet to 8000 feet. Moving south Bear Creek cuts the unit ranging between 7600 feet and 7700 feet. Fish Creek only cuts the Unit for a short distance around 7600 feet elevation. Tucker Canyon also cuts the Unit a short distance, ranging from 7900 feet to 8400 feet. The next three canyons are long canyons and cut the Unit for a short distance of their total length, Woods Canyon (7900 feet to 8400 feet), Winter Quarters Canyon (7900 feet to 8300 feet), and Green Canyon (8300 feet to 9200 feet). The most common elevation is 8100 feet but ranges from 7300 feet to 9600 feet with an elevation difference of 2300 feet. Fifty-one percent (51%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 8000 feet and 8800 feet an elevation difference of 800 feet.
A good forty percent (40%) of the Scofield West Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is covered with Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22). Over twenty-five percent (25%) is occupied by Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62). With the addition of Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41), over eighty-four (84%) of the CWMU is accounted for.
One of the Scofield West Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, SCOFIELD DAM (427724), is 4.2 km east of the east edge of the CWMU. SCOFIELD DAM has forty-three (43) years of records, 1948 - 1991. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 3.48 inches, but it can be as high as 6.98 inches or as low as 0.76 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 17 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 10 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 17.2 inches but can be as high as 61.5 inches. FALL temperature at SCOFIELD DAM averages 40.0 degrees F. but can be as high as 86.0 degrees F. or as low as -22.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 67 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and no days above 90 degrees F. 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.