"Long Tine" Bull Elk
Hacksaw and Bubba Stud Fight October 1
Arkansas Wildlife Blog and Gallery
Buffalo National River and NW Arkansas
Notes to Entry:
These pictures are from 2010 of the Arkansas Elk Herd

BNR Elk Gallery #4, The 2010 Rut #2

Bubba Stud Bull Elk Wards Off Satellite Bull
Bull Elk "Bubba Stud" Herds Harem in Crossing
You've got to push yourself harder. You've got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You've got to take the tools you have and probe deeper.

Photographer William Albert Allard
These pictures are from the last week of September 2010 during the first estrous of the annual rut.
Cow and Calf Elk Preparing to Cross the Buffalo
Cow Elk Crossing the Buffalo
Cow elk lead elk movements, led by an alpha cow (left) who always makes the decisions on route and safety (below). The bull elk typically follow the cows (above), and protect the rear from rival bulls, called "satellite bulls", that trail the migrating herds.
Crossing the Buffalo River Late September
"Boxley Beast", a traditional herd bull arrival in late September, and recently migrated to the Moore Creek area. (Left and below)
Boxley Beast Bull Elk Walking
"Twin Tips" Satellite Bull
Twin Forks Jumping Fence
Left and right, "Twin Forks", one of the leading satellite bulls in the 2010 elk rut. He is a few years away from competing as a full sized herd bull. 10/3/10
Below: Bubba Stud and Hacksaw fight in the space between their herds. They are nearly evenly matched. 10/1/10
Below: Calf elk pauses to drink during river crossing on the Buffalo River.
2010 Elk Galleries
2010 Buffalo River Elk Gallery #1  2010 Elk Gallery #2   2010 Elk Rut Gallery #1(#3)  2010 Elk Rut Gallery #2 (#4)   2010 Elk Rut Gallery #3
2010 Buffalo River Wildlife Galleries
2010 Buffalo River Wildlife Gallery #1  2010 Buffalo River Wildlife Gallery #2
Other 2010 Gallery Subjects
2010 Buffalo River Landscapes Gallery    2010 Buffalo River Wildflower Gallery #1