|Scene from Bull Fight by Smith Creek|
The fight I saw this morning was between a couple of big satellite bulls in the south field by Smith Creek. These guys are a couple of years away from being dominant herd bulls, and they fought like herd bulls. I only caught the tail end of the fight, but I got a real decent shot.
The south end down by Smith Creek remains the best place to view and photograph elk. While all the bulls in the valley are bugling, there is a lot more bugling in the south end due to the concentration of satellite bulls.
There is a calf elk that is graze along roadside by the mill pond. It has been accompanied by a couple of orphaned whitetail fawns. Watch for these and drive very carefully.