Information on Elk and Wildlife Watching and Photography in the Buffalo National River Region.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
2014 Elk Rut Starts Anytime
If past experience means anything, the elk rut will be in full gear in 2 weeks. Current activity in Boxley Valley shows only the smallest hints of the rut. 2
herds of cow elk are awaiting the bulls. Elk are concentrated from the 43/21 intersection and south, especially south of the Buffalo and Cave Mountain Road. I have been down in the valley a few times in the last few days and that is what I see. I parked for a half hour listening for a bugle and heard none. The boys should arrive any time. The Smith Creek field is most active.