Hunt 4538: CWMU Antlerless elk
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.
DescriptionThe Scofield Canyon Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located northeast of Scofield Reservoir. The southwest boundary is Scofield Lake State Recreation Area. The Price River flowing from Scofield Reservoir is close to the Unit's south boundary and is part of the Unit's east boundary. The Price River ranges from 7100 feet to 7600 feet. The highest elevations are on a ridge running northwest to southeast on the western side of the Unit. Elevations on this ridge range from 8600 feet in the north, reaching a maximum a around 9000 feet, before decreasing again to 8600 feet. In the north Woods Canyon cuts the entire length of the Unit, ranging from 7500 feet to 8400 feet. The ridge just north of Woods Canyon reaches between 8500 and 8600 feet. On the eastside of the Unit are six small drainages running west to east, ranging from 7100 feet elevation to 8700 feet. The most common elevation is 8200 feet but ranges from 7200 feet to 9100 feet with an elevation difference of 1900 feet. Fifty-four percent (54%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 7700 feet and 8400 feet an elevation difference of 700 feet.
Just about half of the Scofield Canyons Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit is covered with Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62). These Sagebrush Steppe areas are more prominent on the east and west sides of the unit. A good part of the middle and western parts of the unit are covered by Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22). The middle also shows areas of Rocky Mountain Gamble Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41). Also, in the middle Rocky Mountain Montane Mesic Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland (32) and Inter-Mountain West Aspen-Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Complex (38) add to the forest and woodland character. There are some Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (36) areas on the east side, west and south border.
One of the Scofield Canyons Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, SCOFIELD DAM (427724), is 0.3 km south of the south 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.