Hunt 4501: CWMU Antlerless elk
Bar J Ranch
8-15-2014 to 1-31-2015
The Wildlife Board establishes timeframes for hunting on CWMUs. Hunters should expect to hunt at least two days within these timeframes.
Bar J Ranch
DescriptionThe Bar J Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located southeast of Salina, Utah. The elevation ranges from a low of about 6800 feet to a high of 8800 feet. A No named drainage cuts the Unit, and there is an undulating slope from highest point in the east to the lowest in the west. The most common elevation is 7500 feet but ranges from 6700 feet to 9100 feet with an elevation difference of 2400 feet. Forty-nine percent (49%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 7500 feet and 8400 feet an elevation difference of 900 feet.Down the middle of the Bar J Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is the dominant land cover type, Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41). Towards the west are patches of Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62). Towards the east is almost a solid patch of Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22). Land fingers in the north are covered with Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (36). On the westside, besides the Sagebrush Steppe, there are intermixed patches of Inter- Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland (48). In the middle of the Unit there are some large patches of Rocky Mountain Ponderosa Pine Woodland (34).
One of the Bar J Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, SALINA (427557), is about 16.6 km northwest from the northwest edge of the CWMU. SALINA has seventy- four (74) years of records, 1923 - 2007. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 2.48 inches, but it can be as high as 6.67 inches or as low as 0.43 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 12 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. Total FALL snowfall averages 2.8 inches but can be as high as 18.0 inches. FALL temperature at SALINA averages 49.9 degrees F. but can be as high as 102.0 degrees F. or as low as -8.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 48 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and less than 4 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.