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May 14th, 2013 National Elk Refuge Press Release
ELKFEST IN JACKSON HOLE
Elkfest is a weekend of activities built around the world famous Jackson Hole Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction. It is an exciting time for celebrating nature, outdoor skills, hunting and ecological education and awareness. Elkfest will be celebrating the 46th Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction this year. The first Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction was in 1968. Since then several groups joined the activities on that day and in 2002 expanded to what is now known as Elkfest. To check out everything that's going on during Elkfest, visit the Events page.
Every spring, thousands of elk wintering on the National Elk Refuge shed their antlers before they migrate to their summer range. The Boy Scouts harvest the shed antlers and auction them to the highest bidder at the Jackson Hole Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction. The bidders sometimes represent other buyers, some resell the antler in the raw. Then there are those who are looking for just the right antler for making furniture, light fixtures, jewelry and other crafts from them. Others just want a nice rack for hanging on their den wall. Money raised at the auction is used for long-term projects that will help the elk for many years. It is used for improvements to the habitat like growing more natural grasses, improving irrigation on the refuge and purchasing equipment used for this type of work. It also helps pay for summer workers who spend the summer irrigating the fields to help grow grasses the elk can eat during the winter.
To learn more about the Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction, click on "BSA Auction" above. To register for the Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction, please contact Cliff or Loretta Kirkpatrick at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (307) 733-5935. For a pdf registration form, click on the Auction Registration Packet link in the Quick Links section at the left.
For information about lodging, contact the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce: (307) 733-3316 or email@example.com
The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and the Howdy Partners would like to invite you to participate in the eighth annual High Noon Chili Cook-Off. This year's event is part of the Elkfest weekend (Annual Boy Scout Antler Auction) and will take place on Sunday, May 19th, 2013 from 12-3 PM. The chili cook-off will be part of a great weekend with fun filled events, so come get involved!
See the Jackson Hole Chamber's Chili Cook-Off Flyer for more information about showing off your chili cooking skills. Here is your Entry Form to join in the fun! Deadline for entry this year is Thursday, May 9th, 2013