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Pretty Boy Herd Bull in Ponca Field, 2013 Elk Rut
The 2013 elk rut is underway. It is not affected by the closing of the national park.
March 2013 Bull at Sunrise
We are in the rut, but great elk photo opportunities will continue for months. This bull was photographed in March 2013
Elk Nursery Looking for the Cows
Elk form nurseries and share calf rearing duties so that cows can be freed up to graze in shifts. This little group got separated somehow and were working pretty hard to recontact their mothers.
Elk Watchers in Ponca, AR
This picture is from September 28. Elk watching in Arkansas is being discovered. After the big floods in Estes Park many are now coming to Arkansas to see elk. The big bull "Pretty Boy" put on a great show this morning pushing his harem up to the fence right in front of elk watchers and photographers.
Herd Bull "Little Tine"
This herd bull has a very tiny tine on his left antler, just a barb. This distinctive trait has not prevented him from running a harem in 2013