CWMU program

Emma Park

Operator information

  • Name: Randy Eames
  • Phone: 435-563-5316
  • Email: Circleeoutfitters@digis.net

CWMU description

The Emma Park Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is north of Helper, Utah and is located in parts of Utah, Carbon and Duchesne Counties. The north boundary is Reservation Ridge, and the Unit touches State Highway 191 on the east and State Highway 6 on the southwest. The highest point on the unit is about 9900 feet. Since this high point is in the north of the Unit, it only drops to 9600 feet to the north. Elevation decreases to 7100 feet in the east, 8200 feet in the south and 7200 feet in the west. In the north the part of the Unit it is quite mountainous, but then flattens out before reaching cliffs in the south. The most common elevation is 7300 feet but ranges from 7000 feet to 9900 feet with an elevation difference of 2900 feet. Fifty-three percent (53%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 7800 feet and 9200 feet an elevation difference of 1400 feet.

Over half of the Emma Park Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit is either Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62) or Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland(48). Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22) is represented as is Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41), Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (36)and Rocky Mountain Montane Dry-Mesic Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland (30).

One of the Emma Park Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, SOLDIER SUMMIT (427959), is about 8.8 km northwest from the northwest edge of the CWMU. SOLDIER SUMMIT has one hundred nine (109) years of records, 1893 - 2002. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 3.09 inches, but it can be as high as 7.56 inches or as low as 1.27 inches. During the 91-day FALL period, 16 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 1 day of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 14.3 inches but can be as high as 33.3 inches. FALL temperature at SOLDIER SUMMIT averages 40.5 degrees F. but can be as high as 95.0 degrees F. or as low as -20.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 71 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and no days above 90 degrees F.

Location

  • Counties: CarbonDuchesne/Utah
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Wasatch Mountains

Access contact

  • Name: Operator
  • Phone: 435-563-5316
  • Best time to contact: evenings

Property size

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

Acres
Private 20976
Public 1160
Total 22136

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 in 9.7
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 4.3 3.7
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 5 4.4
Cow elk 3.8 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 100 44
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 100 77.8
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 3 years
Bull elk 6 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 22136 5 9/1-10/31 will work with hunters
Bull elk 22136 5 9/1-10-31 will work with hunters
Bull moose 0 0 n/a
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 0 5 November
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 27
Buck deer (management) 0 0
Bull elk 2 9
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 24 16
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes.
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? Yes. Not after September 1st
Are horses allowed? No.
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? Yes. Only in designated areas
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? No.

Rules of conduct

  • A wounded animal is a harvested animal
  • Vehicles must stay on roads
  • Camping allowed only in designated areas
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.