The Ponca fields were the stars of the show today with 2 herds. There was a 3rd herd at the observation pullout, but it eventually moved into the Ponca fields. Generally speaking, the Observation Pullout is the worst place to view elk in Boxley Valley. Elk only go there when there are no other choices, and when they are just passing through.
Viewing was good but compressed by the summer temperatures. We will cool slowly through this week until the Color Fest this weekend at the Ponca Elk Education Center.