The National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming was established in 1912. Today thousands of elk winter in the refuge, which is located just north of the town of Jackson, Wyoming. The elk begin their migration out of the high meadows in the fall, usually after the first snow storm. They stay in the refuge through the spring, when food becomes more abundant. Winter is the most populated time for wildlife viewing at the refuge. Thousands of elk descend upon the area to feed on native vegetation.
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