CWMU program

Oak Ranch

Operator information

  • Name: Jed Johnson
  • Phone: 435-201-2370
  • Email: jed.johnson@oakranchesbeef.com

CWMU description

The Oaks Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located north of Fremont Junction and north and west of the Utah State Road 10 and Interstate I-70 junction mostly in Gilson Valley. The higher elevation is in the southwest corner of the Unit, 7300 feet which drops to 6800 feet in the east and 6900 feet in the north. These higher elevations decrease into the Gilson Valley and Oak Spring Creek, 6100 feet on the east and 7000 feet on the west. Trough Hollow also cuts the Unit briefly in the east. It only ranges from 6100 feet to 6200 feet. The most common elevation is 6200 feet but ranges from 6100 feet to 7300 feet with an elevation difference of 1200 feet. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 6300 feet and 6900 feet an elevation difference of 600 feet.

About twenty percent (20%) of the Oaks Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is covered with the Agriculture (114) land cover type. Another twenty Percent (20%) is covered with Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (36). Fifteen percent (15%) is Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland (48) and ten percent (10%) is Colorado Plateau Mixed Bedrock Canyon and Tableland (9). Other representative land cover types are Inter-Mountain Basins Greasewood Flat (82), Inter-Mountain Basins Saltbrush Shrubland (40), Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Shrubland (46), and Rocky Mountain Cliff and Canyon (5).

One of the Oak Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, EMERY (422484), is 12.8 km northeast of the northeast edge of the CWMU. EMERY has seventy-seven (77) years of records, 1901 - 1978. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 2.07 inches, but it can be as high as 4.43 inches or as low as 0.00 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 5 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 5 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 2.3 inches but can be as high as 26.0 inches. FALL temperature at EMERY averages 47.1 degrees F. but can be as high as 91.0 degrees F. or as low as 0.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 52 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and no days above 90 degrees F.

Location

  • Counties: Sevier
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Central Mountains

Access contact

  • Name: Operator
  • Phone: 435-201-2370
  • Best time to contact: daytime

Property size

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

Acres
Private 4980
Public 120
Total 5100

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 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 3.7 3.4
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk N/A N/A
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

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 N/A 45.5
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk N/A N/A
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 5100 5 9/11-11/10
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 3 16
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. 1-2 guests
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? Yes.
Are horses allowed? Yes. Not encouraged
Are ATV's allowed? Yes.
Is a guide service available? No.
Do you offer a packing service? No.
Is lodging or food available? Yes.
Can I camp on the CWMU? Yes.
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? No.
Are maps available? No.
Are any other activities offered on the CWMU? No.
Are there any closed areas on the property? No.

Rules of conduct

  • All hunters will hunt the same areas and times
  • Horses are allowed, but not encouraged
  • Hunting by rifle, no archery
  • Public hunters must check in at ranch house
  • Public hunters wishing to use our food and lodging accommodations may do so at reasonable price
  • Reservation must be made in advance, no guarantee
  • All vehicle and ATV use on designated roads only
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.