ElkFest 2016

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ElkFest, a weekend of activities built around the world-famous Jackson Hole Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction, will be held May 21-22, 2016.

Contact: Visitor Services
(307) 733-3316

ElkFest is an exciting time for celebrating nature, outdoor skills, hunting and ecological education and awareness. This annual event, which includes the High Noon Chili Cook-Off and the Mountain Man Rendezvous, supports the National Elk Refuge with a large portion of auction proceeds going back to habitat enhancement projects on the Refuge.

Every spring, thousands of elk wintering on the National Elk Refuge lose their antlers before they migrate to their summer range. The Boy Scouts assist the Refuge with harvesting the shed antlers and auction them to bidders from around the world who make furniture, wall decorations, jewelry and food products from them. Last year, 10,609 pounds of antlers were sold at the auction. Bidders paid a recordsetting average of $17.03 per pound, or $5.76 per pound higher than the $11.27 average seen over the past 10 years.

For more information on ElkFest, including a complete calendar of events, please visit or contact the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce at or 307.733.3316. Note: Times listed here are placeholders. Be sure to find the complete calendar at

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150 E. Pearl Avenue
Jackson, WY  83001-1687
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