CWMU program

Twin Peaks

Operator information

  • Name: Milt Oman
  • Phone: 435-747-7165
  • Email: n/a

CWMU description

The Twin Peaks Cooperative Wildlife Managment Unit (CWMU is north of Groose Creek, Utah on the Goose Creek Mountains. The highest elevation on the Unit is at Twin Peaks, 8500 feet elevation. In the north the Unit is cut by Pole Creek ranging from 5800 feet to 7400 feet. In the south Joe Dahar Creek cuts the Unit running from north to south and ranging from 5800 feet to 7000 feet. On the west side of the Unit Hardesty Creek runs mostly east to west at 5600 feet to 7400 feet. The most common elevation is 6800 feet but ranges from 5600 feet to 8500 feet with an elevation difference of 2900 feet. Fifty percent (50%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 6700 feet and 7700 feet an elevation difference of 1000 feet.

Nearly seventy percent (70%) of the Twin Peaks Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62). Towards the southwest are areas of Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush shrubland (48), and towards the south and northwest are areas of Great Basin Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (37). In the Sagebrush Steppe are small patches of Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22).

One of the Twin Peaks Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, GROUSE CREEK (423486), is about 9.3 km south from the south edge of the CWMU. GROUSE CREEK has forty-nine (49) years of records, 1959 - 2008. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 2.25 inches, but it can be as high as 4.42 inches or as low as 0.60 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 16 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 7 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 3.6 inches but can be as high as 21.0 inches. FALL temperature at GROUSE CREEK averages 46.0 degrees F. but can be as high as 97.0 degrees F. or as low as -12.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 54 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and 1 day above 90 degrees F.

Location

  • Counties: Box Elder
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Box Elder

Access contact

  • Name: Milt Oman
  • Phone: 435-747-7165
  • Best time to contact: Monday-Friday, 6-7 AM

Property size

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

Acres
Private 22480
Public 2040
Total 24520

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 in 2.3
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 3.8 3.9
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk N/A N/A
Cow elk 3 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 50 56.5
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 100 100
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 24520 5 10/15 - 11/10
Bull elk 0 0 n/a
Bull moose 0 0 n/a
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 0 0 n/a
Cow moose 0 0 n/a
Doe pronghorn 0 0 n/a

Available hunting permits

Private indicates that there are permits available for sale by the CWMU operator

Public Private
Buck deer 4 36
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? Yes. One (1)
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? Yes.
Are ATV's allowed? Yes. Only on existing roads
Is a guide service available? No.
Do you offer a packing service? No.
Is lodging or food available? No.
Can I camp on the CWMU? Yes. Only at designated areas
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? No.
Are maps available? Yes.
Are any other activities offered on the CWMU? Yes.
Are there any closed areas on the property? Yes.

Rules of conduct

  • None specified
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.