Witness Amazing Winter Wildlife: dawn or dusk (based on availability)
In just 4 hours in Jackson Hole we can see more wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery than you can imagine! With the National Elk Refuge just north of Jackson more than 6,000 elk will be residents over winter, of course attracting predators. Bighorn sheep wander down from the high country and can at last be seen, moose congregate in great numbers near rare patchy food sources. We know the tricks to get you up close and personal with wildlife. And our local guides have a deep knowledge of ecology, backcountry navigation, first aid, and are tied into a network of wildlife biologist, guides, photographers who all communicate to provide top experiences for all!
Bull bison use their 200 pound heads to plow through deep winter snow to find grass and other forbs. Winter is the perfect time to get up close and personal with these iconic North American creatures. (c) Trevor Bloom
Winter wonderland in Grand Teton National Park.
Bison calves, born the previous spring, stay close to their herd to survive the cold Wyoming winters. (c) Trevor Bloom
Moose are often solitary animals, yet in the winter they can be seen congregating in large herds around their food sources – mostly willows and bitterbrush. They will chew on the sticks of these plants to get what little nutrients remain – in fact, moose is Algonquin Native-American for “stick eater”. (c) Trevor Bloom
Wiley coyotes can often be seen in winter scavenging and taking down small prey. (c) Trevor Bloom
All members of the deer species have antlers that regrow and fall off each year. This young bull is in the process of loosing his antlers, which can often happen one at a time.