- Associated Press - Saturday, December 13, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - There are nearly three times more elk wandering the National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming than normal in mid-December.

Elk hunting on the preserve ends Sunday, and refuge biologist Eric Cole says it’s likely elk numbers will rise steadily in the following week.

Cole tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide (https://bit.ly/131aUL2 ) that weather and snow conditions typically dictate how long the Jackson Elk Herd takes to arrive.

Through Thursday morning, about 200 elk have been harvested. Ordinarily the voluntary reports keep coming for several weeks after the hunt closes.

Cole says the harvest is relatively high compared to previous years but he says the numbers are preliminary.



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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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