- Associated Press - Thursday, November 26, 2015

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Elks’ annual migration to their winter range is on, and elk have begun showing up on the National Elk Refuge in good numbers for the first time this season.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (https://bit.ly/1OtQSMN ) that the wapiti had kept their distance from the refuge through October and into mid-November

But the lull in activity ended last weekend. By midweek biologists were observing more and more animals congregating in easy-to-see parts of the preserve just north of Jackson.

The herd’s arrival on the 25,000-acre property is about in step with when they normally show up. The land is owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The bump in elk numbers on the refuge is attracting hunters, who can buy a permit to hunt through an online lottery.

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


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