Conditions were better than yesterday, but the pickings are still pretty thin. At least there was 1 herd visible down by the 43/21 intersection. This is Little Tine and his harem of 6 or 8 cows.
Elsewhere in the valley elk were scattered. I saw one good sized maverick bull attempting to cross 43 near Ponca, no doubt on his way to the herd up the bluff in a back field. That herd may appear at any time and return to the Ponca fields. This is a normal rotation.
In the south end there were stragglers around Beech Creek and the Buffalo River. I suspect there is a herd just south of the Buffalo, but they have been holed up for a few days.