While everyone imagines the elk season is over, that is far from the truth. As I have written many times, this is prime time for photographers and elk watchers. The only thing that has tailed off is bugling, but viewing is very good.
Modern gun season is underway for whitetail deer, so if you visit be on the lookout for deer that are running everywhere now and all day long.
The elk herd map is below. 5 herds are active in the valley below. All bull herds are beginning to emerge and these are a real treat for antler fans. There are still rutting herds finishing up the second estrous period.