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The stories below share information on Refuge management, visitor services, and other Refuge activities from throughout the year. The news articles have been compiled into a single archived document (PDF format) by date. These are large files and may take a few moments to load.

  • 2017 News Stories

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    Watch the year unfold through a collection of news and feature articles. Read individual stories by clicking on the News tab located at the bottom of the page, or read them as a PDF collection (which may take a moment to load).

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  • 2016 News Stories

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    Most notable in 2016: our Refuge Manager, Steve Kallin, announced his retirement from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, ending 39 years of federal service in the wildlife profession. Kallin served as Manager at the National Elk Refuge from June 10, 2007 through January 3, 2017. Thanks for all your hard work and leadership, Steve!

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  • 2015 News Stories

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    We had a record-setting average price per pound at the antler auction and made significant improvements to the Refuge Road in 2015.

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  • 2014 News Stories

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    We expanded our social media outreach in 2014, giving the public more ways to learn about the refuge. Read our traditional news stories here.

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  • 2013 News Stories

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    From record antler sales to mountain lion photos gone viral, the year was filled was exciting events and programs. 

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  • 2012 News Stories

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    The National Elk Refuge's centennial was celebrated through a fun series of events, while the Horsethief Canyon Fire was perhaps the most dramatic incident of the season. 

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  • 2011 News Stories

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    One of the big events of the year was the donation of the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center to the National Elk Refuge by the Grand Teton Association, the refuge's nonprofit cooperating association. 

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Last Updated: Jan 11, 2017
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