Besides the federal-run National Elk Refuge, Wyoming manages 22 feedgrounds west of the Continental Divide. Altogether, about 20,000 elk spread across six different herds in northwestern Wyoming are fed, though the Jackson Herd, which traditionally used four of these feedgrounds, is by far the largest. || Last year about 1,000 elk that wintered in the Gros Ventre River valley, shown here, while about 10,000 elk spent the winter on the National Elk Refuge, a number that is double what a federal plan calls for. Read more about the issue of feeding elk in the winter issue of @jacksonholemag.
📷 by @itsdorgan