Though Travers McGaugh, 10, was busy crafting emergency key chains Saturday at the Jackson Town Square, he was particularly proud of his find on the National Elk Refuge this spring: an intact elk skull with two antlers.

“I was excited about that,” McGaugh said.


Scouts Henry Harrison and his sister, Julia, carry a bundle of antlers to be auctioned at ElkFest on Saturday at the Jackson Town Square.


Ron Nixon, left, sells Kent Garrett a bison skull at the annual ElkFest antler auction and sale Saturday in downtown Jackson. See related story page 18A.


John Dejon from Grand Rapids Michigan wears a jacket soliciting antlers at his stall on Saturday at the annual ElkFest in downton Jackson.

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Environmental Reporter

Billy Arnold has been covering the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the people who manage it since January 2022. He previously spent two years covering Teton County government, and a year editing Scene. Tips welcomed.

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