Hunt 4503: CWMU Antlerless elk
8-15-2013 to 1-31-2014
The Wildlife Board establishes timeframes for hunting on CWMUs. Hunters should expect to hunt at least two days within these timeframes.
DescriptionThe westside of the Boobe Hole Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located at 7200 feet in the Plateau Valley. Towards the east the Unit rises to over 10,000 feet on Boobe Hole Mountain. Continuing southwest the Unit slopes down from Boobe Hole Mountain to Otter Creek, 9400 feet in the north and 8400 feet in the south. Finally, the elevation climbs up towards Hightop Plateau to about 9400 feet. The most common elevation is 7100 feet but ranges from 7000 feet to 10000 feet with an elevation difference of 3000 feet. Forty-nine percent (49%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 8000 feet and 9700 feet an elevation difference of 1700 feet.
On the Boobe Hole Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) the land cover is distributed in three (3) bands. On the the eastside of the Unit, and taking the most area, is a band of Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22). Moving towards the west, there is a narrow band of Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41). Next, there is a wider band of Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper (36). Not quite a band, but the extreme west is covered with Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland (48). Back in the Aspen Forest and Woodland are large patches of Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62). At the interface between Aspen Forest and Woodland and Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland, are some large areas of Inter-Mountain West Aspen-Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Complex (38).
One of the Boobe Hole Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, KOOSHAREM (424764), is about 14.9 km southwest from the southwest edge of the CWMU. KOOSHAREM has one hundred fourteen (114) years of records, 1893 - 2008. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 2.44 inches, but it can be as high as 5.28 inches or as low as 0.58 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 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 4.7 inches but can be as high as 23.3 inches. FALL temperature at KOOSHAREM averages 45.0 degrees F. but can be as high as 92.0 degrees F. or as low as -17.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 60 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.