Elk Hunt in Grand Teton National Park
Calling all big game hunters! The Grand Teton National Park Elk hunt is about to begin. The Lodge at Jackson Hole is welcoming all hunters who will be traveling to Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park this weekend for this annual fall event. Grand Teton National Park is one of the only National Parks that allows hunting. This program was put in place to control the amount of elk throughout the region. Come join us in the comfortable accommodations of The Lodge at Jackson Hole and get ready for elk season.
The National Park Program refers to this as the “Elk Reduction Program” and is targeting 725 animals in 2012. This is 25 elk shy of last year’s mark and the number is dwindling each year. In years past, hunters were able to go after bulls but that was proven unsuccessful in reducing their numbers. This year hunting is restricted to females and calves only.
While the Grand Teton National Park Elk Hunt is a sore spot for some, hunters revel in the opportunity to take a trophy and help control the population. Some opposing the hunt are worried that it will lead to a bear attack, mauling or other tragedy. While the number of elk being taken each year has diminished, some still want this hunt stopped completely. As long as hunters act responsibly and carefully, many feel that the hunt is positive and necessary.
Stick around after the hunt and enjoy some of the fun adventures in Jackson Hole. The Lodge at Jackson Hole offers some great hotel specials and packages for you to have an unforgettable vacation in this beautiful town. After long days in the woods, you may even want to take advantage of the on site spa at The Lodge at Jackson Hole. Contact us for information about booking a room or hunting in the Jackson Hole area.