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.
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 here as a PDF collection (which will take a few moments to load).
We had a record-setting average price per pound at the antler auction and made significant improvements to the Refuge Road in 2015.
We expanded our social media outreach in 2014, giving the public more ways to learn about the refuge. Read our traditional news stories here.
From record antler sales to mountain lion photos gone viral, the year was filled was exciting events and programs.
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.
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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