National Elk Refuge

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National Elk Refuge

Address:PO Box 510
Jackson, WY 83001

Established: 1912.
Location:Northwestern Wyoming, north of Jackson.
Facilities:Visitor center, viewing sites, hiking trails, auto tour route, picnic areas.
Activities:Hunting, fishing, horse-drawn sleigh ride tours, educational programs.
Special Features:In late October and early November, about 7,500 elk begin migrating from their high summer range in Grand Teton National Park, southern Yellowstone National Park, and neighboring national forests to winter here at the refuge.
Habitats: Nearly 25,000 acres of grass meadows, sagebrush flats, timbered foothills, and marshes.
Access: Open during daylight hours.
Wild life: Elk. Also bison, moose, bighorn sheep, mule deer, antelope, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, sonbirds and waterfowl.

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Early on, some bison might be found on the nearby National Elk Refuge, where hunting is permitted, but not very many animals, and meat spoilage during that time of year is also a major concern.
Situated near Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and the National Elk Refuge, Jackson Hole is a nature-lover's dream and offers a host of outdoor activities.
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Adding to the fun are the Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and the National Elk Refuge.
The packages is also good for other winter activities, which may include wildlife tours, visiting the National Elk Refuge, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and dog sledding, or visiting Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
Ten thousand elk also spend their winter at the National Elk Refuge, sandwiched between Jackson and the park.
The American Club, Kohler, in Wisconsin, US, is offering healing through the use of minerals and water in its spa services, as well as amenities such as four championship golf courses, and Teton Mountain Lodge and Spa, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, US, is offering a gateway to Yellowstone National Park, The National Elk Refuge and Grand Teton National Park for nature lovers.
Refuge management emphasis has also changed to include broader purposes and attention to wildlife diversity from earlier years when certain refuges were established as game ranges such as Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge in Oregon, National Bison Range in Montana, National Elk Refuge in Wyoming, and Kenai National Moose Range in Alaska.
Historically, winter populations of elk have been lower in the Teton region because many elk in the southern region of the GYE spend their winters on the National Elk Refuge (NER) in Jackson Hole, where supplemental food sources are provided (Smith et al.
Outside town, the excellent National Museum of Wildlife Art overlooks the National Elk Refuge, where wintertime sleigh rides offer visitors closer looks at the inhabitants.
Bidders travel from around the world to buy some of the three tons of antlers, shed by the herd that winters on the National Elk Refuge north of town and gathered by local Boy Scouts.

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