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National Elk Refuge

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Address: Elk Refuge Rd, Jackson, WY 83001
Phone Number: 307 733 9212
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This valley is an ancient elk wintering ground and is located three miles...
This valley is an ancient elk wintering ground and is located three miles north of Jackson.
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Good place to visit before the mid August to January hunting seaon

The Elk Refuge is managed in part by the Wyoming Game and Fish people so "hunting" is encouraged to "harvest" animals including bison which are shot from August 15 of 2015 through... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The Elk Refuge is managed in part by the Wyoming Game and Fish people so "hunting" is encouraged to "harvest" animals including bison which are shot from August 15 of 2015 through January 15 of next year. Early spring is the best time to go to see both elk and bison mothers with their calves while they are still alive... More 

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Chesterland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

You will not find elk during the warm summer months - they migrate to cooler areas. Plan accordingly.

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East Earl, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We visited this area in July and were amazed at all of the elk we saw. We were fortunate to see on two separate occasions two bull elk in velvet. They are God's impressive animals.

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Bloomington, IN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The elk go up to Jenny Lake in the Teton's during the summer. They return to the refuge in the winter when food is scarce. The refuge's mission is admirable. Plan on going to Jenny Lake if you visit in the summer. The folks at the visitor center said the refuge feeds 8,000 elk in the winter.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Ran along the track through the National Elk refuge. No Elk to be seen as it is summer, but with views across the plain and then the Tetons in the distance, it has to be one of the most beautiful running routes ever

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Visited in March of 2014. Saw lots of herd of Elk and Bison. Some Big Horn Sheep grazing. Some animals far off but some near roads. These herds are free to roam but come here because food is provided.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I was here on a trip in January but not this trip in July. Went on a sleigh ride thru the refuge. An amazing thing is being done here.The Boy Scouts have rights to collecting the elk horns & have an auction to raise funds.

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Columbia, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Okay, so the elk aren't here much in the summer so they say. It's a nice landscape to take in even though the elk are absent.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Several thousand elk come down to the refuge to winter. It is a majestic sight in the winter with snow on the ground and elk everywhere. The sleigh ride goes among the elk without bother and you get great close ups of some royal bulls. Dress warmly!

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Take your camera! We enjoyed this adventure. Didn't take up the entire day. Beautiful views. Guide was very good.

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Additional Information about National Elk Refuge

Address: Elk Refuge Rd, Jackson, WY 83001
Phone Number: 307 733 9212
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Jackson Hole  >  Jackson
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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