CWMU program

Castle Valley Outdoors

Operator information

  • Name: James Fauver
  • Phone: 1-800-586-65
  • Email: Jim@CASTLEVALLEYOUTDOORS.com

CWMU description

The Castle Valley Outdoors Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) lies in a valley between the Nelson Mountains, Young Peak and the Molen Reef. The main area of the CWMU only increases from about 6100 feet to 6200 feet north to south. There is a southwest finger of the Castle Valley Outdoors CWMU that has more relilef as it follows up Muddy Creek. This finger goes into a more mountainous area ranging from 6200 feet to around 6700 feet. The most common elevation is 6200 feet but ranges from 6000 feet to 6900 feet with an elevation difference of 900 feet. Seventy percent (70%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 6200 feet and 6600 feet an elevation difference of 400 feet.

The majority of the Castle Valley Outdoors Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is covered by Inter-Mountain Basins Mat Saltbrush Shrubland (40) and Agriculture (114), with minor contributions from Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland (48), Inter-Mountain Basins Mixed Salt Desert Scrub (58), and Inter-Mountain Basins Greasewood Flat (82).

One of the Castle Valley Outdoors Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, FERRON (422798), is about 8.3 km north from the north edge of the CWMU. FERRON has one hundred ten (110) years of records, 1897 - 2007. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 2.45 inches, but it can be as high as 5.00 inches or as low as 0.25 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 12 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 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 2.8 inches but can be as high as 13.5 inches. FALL temperature at FERRON averages 49.9 degrees F. but can be as high as 97.0 degrees F. or as low as -4.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 38 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and 1 day above 90 degrees F.

Location

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

Access contact

  • Name: Jim Fauver
  • Phone: 1-800-586-6503
  • Best time to contact: 8AM 5PM, week days

Property size

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

Acres
Private 10020
Public 80
Total 10100

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 in 3.0
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 4 3.7
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 100 85.7
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 10100 61 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 1 8
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.
Can I hunt on Sunday? No.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? Yes.
Are horses allowed? Yes.
Are ATV's allowed? Yes.
Is a guide service available? Yes.
Do you offer a packing service? Yes.
Is lodging or food available? Yes.
Can I camp on the CWMU? No.
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? Yes.
Are maps available? Yes.
Are any other activities offered on the CWMU? Yes.
Are there any closed areas on the property? No.

Rules of conduct

  • Must contact operator before each visit
  • Must tour property with operator before hunting
  • Must not crossover any property boundaries without written permission from adjacent land owners
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.