Jason wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:27 pm
US News reported that there were 34 Elk collisions in Teton County in 2019 down from the 40's in two prior years but an increase to 28 Moose collisions, the majority occurring on Moose-Wilson Road. In all, 267 animals were hit in 2019. That's one per business day. Seems like a great place to own an auto body shop.
Interesting factoid (or not).
Recently, and perhaps still, Teton County was the county with the greatest income inequality in the United States. It is home to billionaires and millionaires, but most who live there are commoners, if they can afford it. Jackson, Wyoming is gorgeous, of course. Economically, however, it doesn’t really reflect the rest of the state. Most visitors to Wyoming nonetheless flock to Jackson to “experience” Wyoming, not realizing that they are missing out on the rest of the state, which is equally gorgeous — and affordable.
The relatively high wildlife/vehicle impact numbers for Teton County likely reflect the presence of a lot of visitors there coupled with a high elk population. There are a lot of elk in that part of the state, along with a famous elk refuge. If you want to see elk, travel to Jackson in the winter.