It was a relatively quiet morning in Boxley Valley. There was bugling just south of Moore Creek. Otherwise there was a small herd by the Ponca Access and elk scattered elsewhere. This evening there could be another herd in the mid valley area, but it was not evident this morning. Watch for maverick bulls anywhere.
Roadside grazing remains a danger in the areas marked with red elk. Most of these elk are small spike bull elk. A small spike elk is more than 3 times the size of a deer so maybe small should never be used to describe them.
Warm weather will probably compress viewing times a bit on both ends of the day. If the weather forecast can be trusted, cool weather and rain later in the week, and over the weekend will improve elk viewing.