Adventures are abound in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. There are opportunities for exploration around every turn, under every rock and behind every tree. When wondering the region, it is important to understand wildlife safety, not just for you, but for the wildlife as well. If you’re ready to jump into action, take a few moments to read up on these general safety tips while out in Jackson. All of these tips and more can be found on the official National Park Services website as well.
Never Approach Wildlife
The animals in the region are wild and this makes them unpredictable. No matter how calm they appear to be, it’s never a good idea to just get out of the car and approach them. Not even with a tasty peanut butter and jelly sandwich fresh from the cooler. The safest way to take in the views of wildlife is from inside a car. This is very important and the NPS also says to, “always stay at least 100 yards (91 m) away from bears and wolves, and at least 25 yards (23 m) away from all other animals, including bison and elk.”
Don’t Stray From the Trails
It probably could go without saying because even though you say it, doesn’t mean that curiosity doesn’t get the best of us. Staying on the trail and save your life in more ways than one. First of all, with a solid path or marked trail, you have a starting point, finishing point and a way to map things out should you get lost. If you venture away from the trail and go on your own exploration, you better have the navigation skills of a US Marine or better.
Complete Safety Guide from NPS
Know your distance. The wildlife in the region is just that, wild. So when you want to get out of your vehicle and take a peek, do so at a safe distance. Click HERE to see the complete safety guide from the National Park Service.
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