National Elk Refuge annual elk hunt begins October 10
by National Elk Refuge
October 5, 2009
The annual elk hunting season on the National Elk Refuge will begin on Saturday, October 10, 2009. The refuge holds both a North Unit and South Unit Limited Range Weapons elk hunt as a tool for reducing herd numbers to management population objectives.
This year, the elk hunting season spans nine weeks, concluding on the evening of Sunday, December 13, 2009.
Persons using the Flat Creek or Refuge Roads within the boundaries of the National Elk Refuge should be aware they may be within or adjacent to refuge hunt areas. Refuge officials encourage anyone accessing the National Elk Refuge to be familiar with the hunt areas and any special regulations that may apply. Several additional roads and parking areas are opened during the hunting season, but only to persons with a valid hunt permit specific to that area.
Maps of the hunt areas can be obtained on-line or at the following Jackson, Wyoming locations:
Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center, 532 North Cache Street
National Elk Refuge Administrative Offices, 675 East Broadway Street
Wyoming Game & Fish Department, 420 North Cache Street
For detailed information and regulations regarding the refuge hunting program, please visit www.fws.gov/nationalelkrefuge/NERHuntingRegs.htm