Features

  • Winter Sleigh Rides

    Winter Sleigh Rides

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

    Learn more about Sleigh Rides

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    Refuge Access Regulations

    Click here to read about winter closures and access regulations in effect on April 30 and May 1.

    Refuge Access Regulations

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    Refuge Photo Gallery

    Enjoy a collection of photographs on the National Elk Refuge photo sharing Flickr site.

    Photo Gallery Link...

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    ElkFest

    Each May, an antler auction is held on Jackson's Town Square, where antlers collected on the refuge are sold.

    ElkFest and Other Visitor Activities

  • 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

Refuge reminds public of winter travel restrictions

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Recreationists are asked to respect all travel restrictions on the Refuge this winter while enjoying the abundance of area wildlife.

Refuge reminds public of winter travel restrictions

Refuge implements mandatory chronic wasting disease sampling of harvested elk

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Effective on Sunday, November 25, the National Elk Refuge will require a mandatory sample of all elk harvested on the refuge for the remainder of the 2018 hunt season.

Refuge implements mandatory chronic wasting disease sampling of harvested elk

Initial application period for elk hunt permits closes September 21

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The initial application period for elk hunters interested in obtaining a permit for the Refuge closes on Friday, September 21.

Initial application period for elk hunt permits closes September 21

Refuge to host bear spray giveaway event

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The Refuge is hosting a bear spray giveaway on Thursday, September 20 as part of a event sponsored by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and several sportsman's organizations.

Refuge to host bear spray giveaway event
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ Elk

Find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions at the National Elk Refuge.

Frequently Asked Questions

Archived News Stories

Archived News Stories

Archived News Stories

Read news stories from 2018 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.

Learn more about the NWRS