Law Enforcement


Refuge officers work with other Federal and State law enforcement personnel and the Teton County Sheriff's Department to make the National Elk Refuge a better place for wildlife, wildlife habitat, and the visitors who come to experience the refuge.

Certain regulations are necessary for the protection of wildlife and wildlife habitat as well as the safety of visitors. The National Elk Refuge is subject to Federal, State, and local laws and regulations. 

A refuge Law Enforcement Officer can be dispatched through the Teton County Sheriff’s Office at 307.733.2331. For emergencies, dial 911 and be prepared to give a description of your location.

To report a wildfire, call the Teton Interagency Dispatch Center at 307.739.3630.

Regulatory Signs

Please obey the following signs you may encounter at the National Elk Refuge:

 Refuge boundary sign. 


Vehicle, foot, or any other travel beyond this sign is prohibited. 


The area beyond this sign is open to hunting. 

Please consult handouts and maps available at these Jackson, Wyoming locations:

  • the National Elk Refuge entrance off East Broadway Street in Jackson; 
  • the Administrative Office at 675 E. Broadway;  
  • the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center at 532 N. Cache Street.