|Great View of the Grand Tetons|
We took the 1 1/2 hour drive over the Jackson pass and showed up at the visitors center. We snapped a few pics of my daughter in her Button Buck hat enjoying the displays.
|Elk sparing on the refuge|
Later we went out on a horse drawn sleigh ride in 29 degree weather and checked out the elk! Our tour guide took us to the bulls because that is what everyone wanted to see even though the larger group of elk were in another section of the refuge. We were able to see some nice bulls, including one that would have scored around 360-370. Even though it was quite chilly, we enjoyed the sleigh ride an had a blast.
|My daughter catching some Zz's|
Jackson Hole has had this elk refuge for over 100 years and is a winter home to over 7,000 elk and around 900 bison. The refuge is over 25,000 acres of devoted elk habitat specifically protected and managed to allow elk a safe environment for the winter. To learn more about the National Elk Refuge be sure to visit their website at http://www.fws.gov/nationalelkrefuge/