Facility Rules and Policies
Includes: workshops, professional photography, & wildlife viewing tours. Application Form
Research & Monitoring
Includes: biological work & geological monitoring. Application Form
All other permits. Application Form
A minimum of ten business days is required to request a permit.
Winter wildlife closures exist to prioritize the health and survival of local wildlife. While areas may be closed to people, those areas are open to wildlife. As the population of the local and traveling community continues to grow, wildlife face increased pressure to find suitable habitat. By following the rules of posted wildlife closures, you are helping wildlife!
From December 1st through April 30th, a seasonal closure limits public travel on the Refuge Road. During that period, traffic and pedestrian use are only allowed from the Refuge entrance from East Broadway Avenue to the Twin Creek subdivision (approximately 3½ miles from the Refuge entrance). The closure is critical to protect winter wildlife on the Refuge.
From November 1st through April 30th, the pathway is closed from the Flat Creek bridge to the Gros Ventre bridge. The closure remains in place to protect migrating and wintering wildlife, including elk and mule deer.
Are you a shed hunter? While no areas on the Refuge are open to antler collection, the public is allowed to access the adjacent National Forest areas to search for antlers between May 1 - November 30. Due to an overwhelming public interest in this activity, the Town of Jackson has strict guidance on how to participate. Information on participation will be posted late-winter 2023.