|The Boxley Stud at Sunrise 11/1/12|
There will be bugling and the occasional bull fight all through November. One of the best bull fights I ever photographed was taken in the second week of November. My point is that there is plenty of action ahead.
Today elk were located all across the valley. There were 5 herds active and scattered elk elsewhere, many of them bull elk.
As the rut slowly winds down, more maverick elk are evident as they disconnect from herds and begin to form all-bull herds. This is a gradual process over a couple of months and it generally completed in mid-December.
The November 1, 2012 elk herd location map is below:
11/1/12 Elk Herd Locations in Boxley Valley