- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 1, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The National Elk Refuge plans to stop providing additional wintertime feed to elk and bison this week, now that springtime is on its way.

Refuge staffers already are giving the animals a smaller daily ration of alfalfa pellets.

The purpose of the supplemental feeding is to help elk and bison survive the winter. Refuge officials consider the weather and forage conditions and consult with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in deciding when to provide feed and how much.

Refuge officials say snow is melting and forage is greening up throughout the refuge.

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