Elk are now in the midst of their mating season. Bulls have established their “harems” of cows and will mate as soon as the females are receptive.
Soon elk will begin their annual migration from areas north of Jackson, WY towards the National Elk Refuge which abuts the town of Jackson.
Some elk will travel 40-50 miles to reach the Refuge. Most will not travel that far.
Once the elk arrive at the Refuge, their numbers can reach as many as 10,000 and can be easily seen on a daily basis. They generally arrive on the Refuge in December and return to their summer range (north) in April.