CWMU program

Bally Watts

Operator information

  • Name: Jed Wayment
  • Phone: 435-336-4146
  • Email: jwayment@allwest.net

CWMU description

The Bally Watts Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is divided into north and south by Cottonwood Creek. Cottonwood Creek enters the Unit at about 5400 feet elevation and exits the unit at 5200 feet. In the north part Bally Watts Creek starts around 6800 feet and exits about 5400 feet, flowing in northwest direction. On the north part Elk Mountain at 7400 feet is the highest point and sloping in a northwest direction to 5400 feet. In the south, Big Mohagany Mountain at 7700 feet and Little Mohagany Mountain at 7200 feet are the highest points. The lowest is about 5000 feet along the Weber River. The most common elevation is 6000 feet but ranges from 5000 feet to 8700 feet with an elevation difference of 3700 feet. Fifty-four percent (54%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 5900 feet and 7600 feet an elevation difference of 1700 feet.

The Bally Watts Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is dominated by Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62). Patches of Rocky Mountain Oak-Mixed Montane Shrubland (41) area scattered throughout the Unit. In the middle and north part of the Unit are large areas of Rocky Mountain Bigtooth Maple Ravine Woodland (23). There are also large patches of Rocky Mountain Aspen Forest and Woodland (22) scattered throughout the Unit. Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (36) adds to the Forest and Woodland character of the Unit. Invasive Perennial Garssland (119) and Southern Rocky Mountain Montane- Subalpine Grassland (71) adds to the Grassland character of the Unit. Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Steppe (66) and Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland (48) add to the shrubland character of the Unit.

One of the Bally Watts Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, HUNTSVILLE MONESTERY (424135), is about 4.4 km north from the north edge of the CWMU. HUNTSVILLE MONESTERY has thirty-one (31) years of records, 1976 - 2007. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 5.74 inches, but it can be as high as 12.30 inches or as low as 1.36 inches. During the 91-day FALL period, 22 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of percipitation, 14 days of greater than or equal to 0.10 inch, or 3 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. There can also be 1 day of greater than or equal to 1.00 inch precipitation. Total FALL snowfall averages 10.2 inches but can be as high as 31.0 inches. FALL temperature at HUNTSVILLE MONESTERY averages 46.0 degrees F. but can be as high as 95.0 degrees F. or as low as -16.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 56 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and less than 1 day above 90 degrees F.

Location

  • Counties: Morgan
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Morgan Rich Unit 4

Access contact

  • Name: Jed Wayment
  • Phone: 435-336-4146
  • Best time to contact: Daytime

Property size

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

Acres
Private 10305
Public 0
Total 10305

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds 1 in 16.0
Elk drawing odds n/a
Moose drawing odds 1 in 29.0
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 4.5 4.3
Doe deer 4 N/A
Bull elk N/A N/A
Cow elk N/A N/A
Bull moose 4.2 4.2
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 77.8
Doe deer N/A N/A
Bull elk N/A N/A
Cow elk N/A N/A
Bull moose 100 100
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 4 years

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 10305 5 11/1-11/5
Bull elk 0 0 n/a
Bull moose 10305 5 10/27-10/31
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 2 18
Buck deer (management) 0 0
Bull elk 0 0
Bull moose 1 2
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. One (1)
Can I hunt on Sunday? No. Not generally
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? No.
Are ATV's allowed? No.
Is a guide service available? Yes.
Do you offer a packing service? Yes.
Is lodging or food available? No.
Can I camp on the CWMU? Yes. In designated areas only
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? Yes.
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

  • No pre-hunt scouting
  • No ATVs, snowmobiles or horses
  • Hunters must comply with game laws
  • Hunters must be familiar with CWMU map
  • Hunters must hunt within boundaries
  • A wounded animal is a tagged animal
  • No open fires
  • Keep gates closed
  • No alcohol
  • No drugs
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.