CWMU program

Bar J Ranch

Operator information

  • Name: Greg Simonsen
  • Phone: 801-834-0297
  • Email: greg@mountainwestlaw.com

CWMU description

The 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.

Location

  • Counties: Sevier
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Plateau

Access contact

  • Name: Greg Simonsen
  • Phone: 801-834-0297, prefer
  • Best time to contact: greg@mountainwestlaw.com

Property size

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

Acres
Private 6300
Public 0
Total 6300

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 in 3.3
Elk drawing odds 1 in 25.0
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 1.8 3.2
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 4.7 4.3
Cow elk 5 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 33.3 16.7
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 100 100
Cow elk 33.3 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

Average age

An estimate of average animal age

Age
Buck deer 8 years
Bull elk 8 years
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 6300 5 10/01-10/31
Bull elk 6300 5 9/23-10/31
Bull moose 0 0 n/a
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 6300 3 9/1 - 10/31
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 3 17
Buck deer (management) 0 0
Bull elk 2 9
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 6 4
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes. Two (2) guests must remain with hunter
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? Yes.
Are ATV's allowed? No.
Is a guide service available? Yes.
Do you offer a packing service? No.
Is lodging or food available? No.
Can I camp on the CWMU? No.
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? No.
Are maps available? Yes.
Are any other activities offered on the CWMU? No.
Are there any closed areas on the property? Yes. No shooting around houses and out buildings

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.