JACKSON, Wyo. — The winter season is off to a deep start with storm after storm hitting Jackson Hole over the past month. For wintering wildlife that means deep trudging and less access to food.
Dec. 1 marked the start of winter wildlife closures on Bridger-Teton National Forest, The National Elk Refuge and Wyoming Game and Fish Department Wildlife Habitat Management Areas.
Winter is a stressful time for wildlife and expending unnecessary calories due to human-caused interactions puts animals at risk of not surviving the long winter.