CWMU program

Soldier Summit

Operator information

  • Name: Shayne Ford
  • Phone: 801-376-8651
  • Email:

CWMU description

The Soldier Summit Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) extends from Gilluly, Utah to Soldier Summit, down to Colton along State Highway 6. The Unit includes land on both sides the Highway 6 with most of it to the south of this highway. Higher elevations range from 8200 feet to 8400 feet in the north. On the eastside of Soldier Summit the White River ranges from 7100 feet to 7400 feet elevation. On the west Soldier Creek ranges from 6500 feet to 8100 feet. In the southeast there are several drainages ranging from 7200 feet to 8700 feet elevation. Davidson Canyon is a major drainage in the northwest, 7100 feet to 8400 feet elevation. The most common elevation is 7400 feet but ranges from 6700 feet to 9000 feet with an elevation difference of 2300 feet. Fifty percent (50%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 7500 feet and 8300 feet an elevation difference of 800 feet.

Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62) is the dominant land cover type on the Soldier Summit Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU). Intermixed and dominant in some areas are Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22) and Rocky Mountain Gambel Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41). Patches of Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (36) and Rocky Mountain Montane Dry-Mesic Mixed Conifer Forest and Woodland (30) add to the Forest and Woodland character of the Unit, while Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland adds to the Shrubland character of the Unit.

One of the Soldier Summit Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, SOLDIER SUMMIT (427959), is about 0.25 km from the edge of the CWMU in the middle. 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 33.3inches. FALL temperature at SOLDIER SUMMIT averages 40.5degrees 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.


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

Access contact

  • Name: Shayne Ford
  • Phone: 801-376-8651
  • Best time to contact:

Property size

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

Private 26217
Public 0
Total 26217

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 in 14.5
Elk drawing odds 1 in 17.5
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 4.7 4.7
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 4.7 4.7
Cow elk 2.8 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 100 100
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk 50 92.3
Cow elk 60 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

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 26217 5 10/26 -10/31
Bull elk 26217 5 10/1 - 10/5
Bull moose 0 0 n/a
Buck pronghorn 0 0 n/a
Doe deer 0 0 n/a
Cow elk 26217 5 11/1 - 11/5
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 2 18
Buck deer (management) 0 0
Bull elk 2 13
Bull moose 0 0
Buck pronghorn 0 0
Doe deer 0 0
Cow elk 32 10
Cow moose 0 0
Doe pronghorn 0 0

Common questions

Question Answer
Can I bring a guest? Yes. One (1) maximum
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? No.
Are ATV's allowed? Yes. Must remain on existing roads
Is a guide service available? Yes.
Do you offer a packing service? No.
Is lodging or food available? Yes.
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? No. Subdivision on Soldier Summit Es

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.