Before the Jackson Hole area was discovered by celebrities like Harrison Ford and Sandra Bullock, it was ruled by a different species. A video that's over 80 years old shows it was an elk town back in those days.
Wyoming has different traffic issues than other parts of America. Sure, many other places have slowdowns caused by construction. Here our day can come to a cold stop by miles and miles of elk just like it did recently in the western part of our state.
As fall turns to winter, numerous animals are leaving their higher-elevation levels to prepare for the oncoming season. Because of this, they are traveling more than usual, and are crossing highways at a higher rate.