2014 Summer -- Calving is
underway, rut begins mid-
September. Be here.
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,
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 viewing areas. Read
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 geo-located them in the actual
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
Buffalo River Chamber of
Commerce (in-depth visitor
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 an accident.