Features

  • Jackson Elk Herd

    Bison and Elk Management Step-down Plan

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released the final Environmental Assessment and final Bison and Elk Management Step-down Plan.

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    Refuge Access Regulations

    Click here to read about winter closures and access regulations in effect.

    Refuge Access Regulations

  • Winter Sleigh Rides

    Winter Sleigh Rides

    Horse-drawn rides are a popular refuge winter activity. Experience this unique way to visit the refuge.

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  • Historic Miller Ranch

    Historic Miller Ranch

    Enjoy a visit to a historic homestead. The Miller Ranch is open during the summer season.

    Historic Miller Ranch

News & Updates

Final Environmental Assessment and Final Bison and Elk Management Step-down Plan

December 31, 2019 Resource_Feeding_Article

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently released the final Environmental Assessment and final Bison and Elk Management Step-down Plan, which provides a structured framework that refuge staff and partners can implement over the next five years to achieve measurable progress towards reaching the objective of reducing reliance on supplemental feeding. The final Step-down Plan does not aim to reduce the total number of elk in the Jackson herd. Rather, the plan aims to gradually reduce the number of elk that rely on artificial feeding on the refuge over time.

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Feathered Fridays

December 20, 2019 FFpromo Golden Eagle

From December 20, 2019 - March 27, 2020, join the National Elk Refuge and the Teton Raptor Center every Friday, from 12-2PM at the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center for Feathered Fridays. During this free program visitors can learn about and meet live raptors!

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Sleigh Ride Season Is Here!

December 14, 2019 2019sleighride

Experience the wildlife wonders of the National Elk Refuge on an hour-long winter sleigh ride. For operational hours and ticketing information, please click the link below.

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Archived News Stories

Archived News Stories

Archived News Stories

Read news stories from 2019 along with those from previous years.

Archived News Stories

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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