CWMU program

Avintaquin Canyon

Operator information

  • Name: Travis Clayburn
  • Phone: 435-823-2510
  • Email: tclayburn@ubtanet.com

CWMU description

The Avintaquin Canyon Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located southeast of Duchesne, Utah about 30 km. The major feature of the CWMU is the Avintaquin Canyon and Avintaquin River. The Avintaquin River ranges from 6400 feet to 6800 feet on the unit. At 6800 feet the river splits into the West Fork Avintaquin River (6900 feet to 6800 feet) and the South Fork Avintaquin River (7100 feet to 6800 feet). Minnie Creek is another major drainage on the CWMU. Minnie Creek flows from the west to the east entering at 7100 feet and merging with the West Fork Avintaquin River at 6800 feet. On the Avintaquin Canyon CWMU 7300 feet is the most common elevation. However, elevation ranges from 6400 feet to 8400 feet, a difference of 2000 feet. Fifty-five percent (55%) of the unitís elevation ranges from 6400 feet to 7300 feet, a difference of 900 feet. The Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (36) is the most common cover type, nearly 50%. The only other cover type that takes up much area is the Inter-Mountain Basins Montane Sagebrush Steppe (62). Most of this cover type is on the west side of the unit. Together the pinyon-juniper woodland and the sagebrush steppe account for 70% of the cover. One of the Avintaquin Canyon Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, SOLDIER SUMMIT (427959), is about 39.0 km from the edge of the CWMU in a southwest direction. 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.

Location

  • Counties: Duchesne
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Avintaquin

Access contact

  • Name: Travis Clayburn
  • Phone: 435-823-2510
  • Best time to contact: not specified

Property size

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

Acres
Private 6778
Public 0
Total 6778

Drawing odds

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

Drawing odds
Deer drawing odds n/a
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 1 3.8
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 N/A N/A
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 6778 5 11/1-11/5
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

Available hunting permits

Private indicates that there are permits available for sale by the CWMU operator

Public Private
Buck deer 1 4
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. Two (2) maximum
Can I hunt on Sunday? Yes.
Can I scout the CWMU before the season? No.
Are horses allowed? Yes.
Are ATV's allowed? Yes. On existing roads only
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? Yes.
Is the CWMU handicapped accessible? Yes. Limited
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.