Big Game Numbers: How many elk should we have in Jackson Hole? What about deer and antelope?

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Are you interested in the size the the elk, deer and antelope herds around Jackson? Tonight, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) is holding a public meeting in Jackson and Pinedale to review and discuss big game herd management objectives for the following big game herds: Jackson elk, Wyoming Range mule deer, Sublette pronghorn antelope and Darby bighorn sheep. The Jackson elk herd includes hunt areas 70-72, 75, 77-79 and 80-83. The Wyoming Range mule deer herd includes hunt areas 134, 135, 143, 144 and 145 and management is shared by Game & Fish staff in the Pinedale, Jackson and Green River regions. The Sublette antelope herd includes hunt areas 85-93, 96 and 107. Management of these hunt areas is shared by the Jackson, Lander, Pinedale and Green River regions. The Darby bighorn sheep herd involves Hunt Area 24 in the Wyoming Range. Anyone interested in the hunting and management of these herds is encouraged to attend one of these information gathering meetings. According to the WGFD, wildlife managers are committed to gathering public input for the periodic evaluation of big game herd population objectives. This is an opportunity for sportsmen, landowners or wildlife enthusiasts to share any information, observations, or ideas they think would be valuable in evaluating the management objectives. Meetings will be held at the following times and locations: - Monday, April 25, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Jackson, Teton County Library, Auditorium - Monday, April 25, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Pinedale Region Game and Fish Office (Open House *Feature Photo: A group of elk spend an afternoon near the buck and rail fence surrounding the historic Miller House. h/t UDFWS / Ann Hough, National Elk Refuge volunteer / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news