This heard is a fairly common sight in Butler Valley.
Here are a few shots from earlier this year. I saw this heard allot, generally in Butler Valley.
It seemed that the bucks were in smaller groups running around the hills. There was no where I went this spring where I did not see evidence of elk. Its impressive how much disturbance they create, although no surprising considering they are the size of horses.
I only could catch a glimpse of them in early morning or late evening. Now their horns are gone and with any luck I will find a few sheds in the coming months.