CWMU program

Thatcher Mountain

Operator information

  • Name: Randy Moulding
  • Phone: 801-725-2722
  • Email: mouldinglandfill@aol.com

CWMU description

The Thatcher Mountain Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located in Box Elder County about two miles northwest from Penrose, Utah. Thatcher Mountian is the prominent feature of the CWMU rising to 6240 feet. The south end of the Blue Spring Hills makes up the west third of the unit, ranging from 5200 feet to 6100 feet. The most common elevation is 5200 feet, but it ranges from 4400 feet to 6200 feet, a difference of 1800 feet. Fifty-two percent (52%) of the unit's elevation ranges between 5300 feet to 6200 feet, a difference of 900 feet.
Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland (48) is the dominant land cover. This land cover is very dominant on the westside of the unit. Great Basin Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (37) and Inter-Mountain Basins Semi-Desert Grassland (76) are other prominent land cover types. The pinyon-juniper cover is spread across the unit, and the grassland cover is mostly on the eastside of Thatcher Mountain. With Invasive Annual Grassland (121) and Agriculture (114), 92% of the unit is covered. .
One of the Thatcher Mountain Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, THIOKOL PLANT 78 (428668), is about 5.1 km northwest from the northwest edge of the CWMU. THIOKOL PLANT 78 has forty-five (45) years of records, 1962 - 2007. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average percipitation is 3.59 inches, but it can be as high as 8.85 inches or as low as 0.50 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 18 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of percipitation, 9 days of greater than or equal to 0.10 inch, or 2 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of percipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 2.8 inches but can be as high as 18.8 inches. FALL temperature at THIOKOL PLANT 78 averages 48.0 degrees F. but can be as high as 98.0 degrees F. or as low as -17.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 47 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and 3 days above 90 degrees F.

Location

  • Counties: Box Elder
  • Wildlife management unit(s): Box Elder

Access contact

  • Name: Randy Moulding
  • Phone: 801-725-2722
  • Best time to contact: Anytime

Property size

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

Acres
Private 5411
Public 0
Total 5411

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 5 4
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 5411 5 9/17-9/21
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 9
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)
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? No.
Do you offer a packing service? No.
Is lodging or food available? No.
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.

Rules of conduct

  • A wounding loss constitutes a harvested animal
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.