In return for CWD samples, hunters may be eligible to win thousands of dollars in hunting gear. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

JACKSON, Wyo. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Elk Refuge is currently seeking public comment for three proposals; Interpretive Kiosks, Outdoor Recreation-Competitive Sporting Events and Cultural Bison Hunt.

Written comments will be accepted now through May 6.

Interpretive Kiosks are being reevaluated to replace the damaged entrance road kiosk and provide additional kiosks in other key locations to orient and inform Refuge visitors.

Competitive sporting events (fun runs) sponsored by charitable groups, non-profit groups or other natural resource agencies will be considered.

The cultural Bison Hunt is being reevaluated to expand to include other tribes that claim traditional or treaty-based hunting rights on the National Elk Refuge.

A copy of the draft proposals are available by request and on the National Elk Refuge website. Please submit written comments to Refuge Manager, Frank Durbian, PO Box 510, Jackson, WY or send an email here.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.