The elk herds have returned to the pattern that has been dominant for the last month or so.
The 4 elk herds are in the Ponca fields, an all bull herd is about mid-valley just north of the Mill Pond, a herd behind the mill pond, and a 4th herd just south of the 43/21 intersection.
Viewing is pretty much all day now in the cold weather with the exception of the all-bull herd. Most days when the sun is coming up, these big guys are heading for the bedding areas. If you want to see big bulls, you need to get to the valley before sunrise and watch the show until the sun hits the pastures.
Today's elk herd map is below: