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Moose Day
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Visiting Jackson Hole between February 22nd-March 6th?

Are you interested in a creative and fun way to “give back” to Jackson Hole’s wild character during your vacation?

Consider volunteering on Moose Day with the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation! You’ll join JHWF staff and wildlife biologists as they search for moose in Jackson Hole.

Moose Day is a citizen-science project and collaborative effort with Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) where volunteers spend one morning searching for and counting moose on a pre-assigned parcel in the Jackson Hole valley. Moose counted by volunteers are included in the annual WGFD population estimate for the iconic Jackson Moose Herd.

What You Can Do?

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FEBRUARY 24th, 6pm.
Attend this virtual Pre-Moose Day Identification Session. Register below.

FEBRUARY 26th, 8am-Noon.
Volunteer on Moose Day, and participate in this fun citizen-science event. Register below.

FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 6
Can’t attend Moose Day but want to participate? You can collect valuable data on your own schedule for up to one week after the event. Enquire below.

Moose Day is February 26

The moose data that you submit as a citizen-scientist helps wildlife managers better understand the health of the Jackson Hole Moose Herd and enables them to make decisions that will preserve this iconic herd into the future.

Plus, a winter’s day searching the valley for moose is a great way to get out and explore what the wild lands of Jackson Hole have to offer! We’ll keep an eye out for other wildlife like Trumpeter Swans, Otters and more!

No wildlife identification experience is necessary. Registration is required by February 25th . Volunteers of the inperson event will be capped at 25 participants.

Please note: Volunteers are responsible for ensuring their own transportation and safeguarding themselves from the elements during this activity. Please check the weather before you join and bring/wear appropriate clothing for the elements.

 

Ways to Participate

Pre-Moose Day Indentification Session

February 24th, 6pm

Attend this virtual event to learn how to identify and collect data.

Pre-Moose Day Indentification Session

Moose Day

February 26th, 8am-Noon

Limited to 25 participants.
To learn more or to sign up, phone 307-739-0968 or register below.

Moose Day Registration

Data Collection On Your Own Schedule

February 26 – March 6

Not available on Moose Day? You can still participate in data collection.

Call 307-739- 0968 or use the form below to get details on data collection protocol and to receive an assigned parcel to survey.

Moose Data Collection

FAQs

How do I sign-up?

To sign up for the pre-Moose Day event (virtual) or the Hosted Moose Day (outside), email info@jhwildlife.org or call 307-739-0968.

Signups are limited.

What do I need to bring?

Volunteers must wear warm winter clothes (hats, jacket, gloves, snow boots, etc.) Binoculars are highly recommended. This is a volunteer opportunity and NOT a wildlife tour. Volunteers must provide their own vehicles.

Where can I get more information?

Check out this report from last year’s Moose Day to get a better sense of the project.

What if I’m not available on the day of the event, but would still like to participate?

Volunteers not able to attend Hosted Moose Day in person on February 26th may complete a survey on their own time up to one week after February 26th. Please contact info@jhwildlife.org or 307-739-0968 for details on data collection protocol and to receive an assigned parcel to survey.