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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Tours start along the western boundary of the National Elk Refuge and go deep into Grand Teton National Park.
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* Since 1967, the Boy Scouts of America have assisted employees at the National Elk Refuge in Wyoming by collecting the antlers the animals shed each winter.
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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.
These seroprevalences are much lower than those documented among elk that used feedgrounds at the National Elk Refuge in Wyoming using similar tests to detect antibodies against Brucella abortus (25%, 95% CI = 20-31 as cited in Table 1 of Ferrari and Garrott, 2002).

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