|Small Bull Elk Shedding Velvet in 2009|
There are other additions. The route to nearby hiking trails are identified to assist first time visitors with locating nearby trails. The Ponca Elk Education Center is added to the map. Visitors will want to visit this award-winning center as part of their elk viewing experience.
The new map is shown below. It incorporates the latest August observations. This year is shaping up as an outstanding elk viewing year. The rut is now just a few weeks off.
Bull elk are now beginning to scrape off their velvet, completing the antler growth cycle in preparation for the 2012 rut.