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Supplemental feeding starts at refuge

Feb 4, 2014 The Associated Press

Officials say there are about 6,000 elk and about 600 bison wintering on the refuge this season.

JACKSON -- Biologists say forage conditions at the National Elk Refuge have slipped to the point that they have to begin supplemental feeding of elk and bison this winter.

The winter feeding program began on Tuesday.

Officials say there are about 6,000 elk and about 600 bison wintering on the refuge this season.

Elk refuge managers say they try to keep supplemental feeding to a minimum to reduce the time bison and elk are concentrated on the feed lines to reduce the potential for disease transmission. for visitors to see the refuge.

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Thousands of elk and hundreds of bison use the National Elk Refuge. USFWS

Thousands of elk and hundreds of bison use the National Elk Refuge. USFWS


Thousands of elk and hundreds of bison use the National Elk Refuge. USFWS

Thousands of elk and hundreds of bison use the National Elk Refuge. USFWS

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