Dell Creek elk feedgrounds will remain open

Dell Creek elk feedground will remain open
 
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Last week, the U.S. Forest Service granted the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission permission to continue supplemental feeding of elk at the Dell Creek feedgrounds for the 2021/2022 winter. This is a one-year special use permit, according to Buckrail

“We’re grateful to the Bridger-Teton National Forest for their partnership to continue elk feedground operations at Dell Creek,” said Rick King, chief of wildlife. “This feedground location is crucial to mitigate brucellosis disease concerns and maintain elk populations.”

A copy of the Bridger-Teton National Forest letter is available here.

The Dell Creek feedground, which is located at the northern portion of Sublette County, Wyoming, has been in operation for over 40 years. Last winter, 529 elk used the feedground, according to Buckrail. In fact, about 14,000 elk rely on the supplemental feed available at 22 Wyoming Game and Fish Department feedgrounds located in Teton, Sublette and Lincoln counites. An additional 8,000 elk use the feedground at the National Elk Refuge. 

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