Below is the up-to-date elk herd location map. I had to take a couple of days off producing it because of Color Fest, and the free workshops I did.
Patterns have changed very little for about 2 weeks now. Lost Valley remains a good bet for viewing. We have now probably passed the peak of the elk rut, but rutting will be going on for another month in the second estrous. Elk viewing and photography will remain good for months. Remember the antler drop is not until April.
There was a good elk fight this morning in the Ponca fields, and it was the second in 8 days. Fighting is possible any time for a few weeks yet.
Here is today's map: