Spring Viewing Season --
See revised map right. Red dates equal
herd locations. Zones in pale yellow.
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Elk Rut Videos
Brand New Herd Location Map plus new
mobile website (below). Each month I
post a new map so it will not become too
crowded. Current locations in large type.
Each map will contain the dates and
locations of elk during my visit to the valley.
Elk may move day-to-day, but often they
do not, or move very little. Use this map as
a pretty good guide of where to look for elk.
Always check the whole valley regardless.
New Mobile Elk Website
and mobile devices. Updated maps, tips.
I will report on the elk every few days
during the rut, more frequently now during
buildup to the rut.
Be safe. Pull off the road as far as possible
and do not block driveways and field
entrances. Some people pride themselves
in attempts to set land speed records in
Boxley Valley. Drive slowly, people,
especially kids, often dart around in
There is no reason to be careless.
Remember to respect private property.
The entire viewing area is private property
and you should show respect.
Mapped Gallery of Boxley
and Upper River Area
Thanks to the geniuses at Google, I have
uploaded a hundred of my images and
This is very cool, and integrated with all
types of Google Maps including satellite
photos, topo, and street maps. Great
resource in planning your visits and better
understanding where photos are taken.
Totally interactive, totally cool, totally free.
Key Local Contacts:
Ponca Elk Education Center
National Park Service, BNR HQ
(870) 439-2502 (Harrison, AR)
Before I forget. This website is all copyrighted material by Michael Dougherty, Compton, Arkansas. Don't steal the images or written content. Those are the rules. I am
real hard nosed about these things. Educators and nonprofits, please ask permission. I check websites for stolen material. I will sue for flagrant theft.
Speed kills in Boxley Valley. Roadside elk
bolt unpredictably. Slow down to 45, enjoy
the view. Protect your life and theirs, do
the right thing.
The spike bulls (right) bolted in front of a
red van that saw them, but did not slow
down. I thought I would be photographing
Remember elk are huge. Remember also
that Boxley Valley has many blind curves
and rises in the road. Going slow will only
cost you a couple of minutes, it could
save your life.