Interested in coming to Jackson, Wyoming this year to collect elk antlers on opening day of antler season (May1, 2020 at 12:01pm)?
Due to COVID-19 we are encouraging antler collectors to resist coming to Jackson for the opening day this year.
Currently Jackson is under various State and County Health Orders. The Teton District Health Officer has issued a recommendation that any visitors that visit Teton County, Wyoming, including the Town of Jackson, from another geographic area outside of Teton County, WY should limit movement and gathering with other individuals who are not their immediate household.
In the face of a pandemic in our small Wyoming town, we are pleading to anyone who might be coming to Jackson to look for antlers to consider waiting until after this pandemic situation has been resolved. The elk will continue to shed. This may not be the year. Please do not put our compromised populations in greater risk of contracting COVID19.
We, like you, value our family members - our fathers, our mothers, our grandparents. Please make these considerations before embarking on your trip to Jackson to hunt for antlers this year.
We have limited resources and one of the highest confirmed case percentages in all of Wyoming.
We look forward to amazing antler finds in the future!
CLICK HERE to access the National Wildlife Refuge website outlining Refuge Access Regulations.
TOWN of JACKSON INFORMATION
- Overnight camping in vehicles on city streets in Jackson is prohibited.
- Overnight parking will be prohibited along East Broadway Avenue near the entrance to the Elk Refuge road and in surrounding residential neighborhoods prior to opening of the Elk Refuge road.
- The Town of Jackson is requesting that antler collectors who choose to travel to Jackson for the opening of the antler hunt (we recommend against this) proceed to the west side of the Teton County Fairgrounds parking area (350 West Snow King Avenue). Members of the Jackson Police Department will be available between 6:00 PM on April 30, 2020 until 6:00 AM on April 1, 2020. There will be port-o-potties and a trash receptacle available for antler collectors to utilize. The Police will be able to provide additional information including information on current health orders and safety requirements while staging for this event.
- For antler hunters wishing to stall their horses prior to the opening antler collection hunt: Please put $20 (cash or check) in the honor box located outside the Fair Office. Please clean your stall(s) after use; rakes and wheelbarrows are available near the manure dump on the west side of the Grassy Area (map below).