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Utah Wildlife Management Unit West Desert Tintic Vernon Cougar

  • ID:West Desert Tintic-Vernon
  • State:UT
  • Species:Cougar
  • Area:2,356 square miles
  • Elevation:4,400 ft - 11,800 ft
  • Public Lands:1,486 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:64%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:4
  • Campgrounds:9
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:0
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:6,581 acres
  • National Forests:Uinta National Forest, Wasatch National Forest
  • Lat-Long:39.927473, -112.377711

The West Desert Tintic-Vernon unit regulates hunting opportunities for cougar in Utah and covers 2,356 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,486 square miles (64%) of the total land covered by this wildlife management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Provo, Orem, and Pleasant Grove. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 4,400 feet to a high of 11,800 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 6,581 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This unit is a gateway to these forested and wilderness areas: Uinta National Forest, Wasatch National Forest Rockwell Wilderness Study Area. Additionally, 4 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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