There is a fence on just over two sides of the National Elk Refuge. They can enter the refuge through the fense in many places but can not get out through the fence. The fence is for the purpose of eliminating elk hazards along the highway. The rest of the refuge borders the Natioal Forest and the National Park. They can come and go as they please. There is hunting allowed on the Elk Refuge by special draw at a weekly lottery in town. This is for the most part a cow/calf hunt. There is also a day set aside just for youths. They have to be with an adult and the adult is not allowed to have a weapon.