CWMU program

Minnie Maud Ridge

Operator information

  • Name: Lonnie Billeter
  • Phone: 801-718-4238
  • Email: n/a

CWMU description

The Minnie Maud Ridge Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located northeast of Helper, Utah on the Duchesne - Carbon County border. The Minnie Maud Ridge ranging from 8800 feet in the northwest to 8200 feet on the east side forms the higher elevations on this Unit. The Roan Cliffs (8400 feet) slopes away from the Ridge forming the southern boundary. To the north Minnie Maud Creek cuts the unit and in some places forms the northern boundary ranging from 8400 feet in the west to 6900 feet in the east. The eastside of the Unit runs into Ninemile Canyon. Eight drainages cut the Unit in the north and seven drainages cut the Unit in the south. The most common elevation is 8200 feet but ranges from 7000 feet to 9200 feet with an elevation difference of 2200 feet. Fifty-three percent (53%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 7700 feet and 8400 feet an elevation difference of 700 feet.

The Minnie Maud Ridge Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is dominated by a combination of two (2) land cover types in about equal proportions, Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62) and Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22). Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41) is scattered in patches throughout the Unit. Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (36) is confined to the northwest part. There are some large patches of Rocky Mountain Montane Dry-Mesic Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland (30) and Inter-Mountain West Aspen-Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland Complex (38) towards the middle-west of the Unit.

One of the Minnie Mouse Ridge Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, PRICE BLM (427026), is 22.9 km southwest of the southwest edge of the CWMU. PRICE BLM has forty (40) years of records, 1968 - 2008. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 2.87 inches, but it can be as high as 6.48 inches or as low as 0.44 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 13 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 2 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 1.8 inches but can be as high as 7.8 inches. FALL temperature at PRICE BLM averages 33.4 degrees F. but can be as high as 95.0 degrees F. or as low as 4.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 27 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and no day above 90 degrees F.

Location

  • Counties: Carbon, Duchesne
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Nine Mile

Access contact

  • Name: Lonnie Billeter
  • Phone: 801-718-4238
  • Best time to contact: Morning before 8AM, Evenings after 9 PM

Property size

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

Acres
Private 15877
Public 80
Total 15957

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 in 7.0
Elk drawing odds 1 in 6.8
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 3.9 34.3
Cow elk 4.5 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 100 81.3
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 100 75
Cow elk 50 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 5 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 15957 5 10/1-10/31
Bull elk 15957 5 10/1-10/31
Bull moose 0 0 n/a
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 15957 3 Nov. - Jan. contact operator
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 4 36
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 20 0
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes. 1 or 2 per hunter
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No. Will escort around property and show boundaries
Are horses allowed? Yes. Need to OK with operator prior to hunt
Are ATV's allowed? Yes. on established roads only
Is a guide service available? Yes. specific times only
Do you offer a packing service? No.
Is lodging or food available? Yes. Specific times only
Can I camp on the CWMU? Yes.
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? Yes. only if handicapped can ride horse or ATV
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

  • 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.