JACKSON, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park (YNP) today sent out a news release warning visitors of elk calving season that will begin soon in the park.

Cow elk are much more aggressive towards people during the calving season and may charge or kick, because of this, the park says to stay alert and look around corners before exiting buildings or walking around blind spots.

Cow elk may bed their calves near buildings and cars, and it’s important to follow park guidelines and keep at least 25 yards from elk at all times. If an elk charges you, find shelter in your vehicle or behind a tall, sturdy barrier as quickly as possible.

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Jacob Gore was born and raised in Cheyenne, the capital city of Wyoming. As a proud Wyomingite, he loves to share his home with visitors from around the world. Spending years in Jackson and Alaska as an interpretive nature guide, he remains a photographer, traveler, storyteller, and avid hobbyist of all-things outdoors. Jacob enjoys bridging the connection between Jackson and the rest of the state.