Elk Watching | Buffalo River National Park Region
Our Friend Bill Bowden reports on one of Arkansas’ favorite Fall activities
ARKANSAS SIGHTSEEING: In fall, shy elk draw crowds along two state highways
Grazing herds prime-time viewing
By Bill Bowden, Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Posted: September 23, 2018 at 5:30 a.m.
Updated: September 24, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.
Blake Bowers of Conway helps his son Jordan, 4, adjust his binoculars Saturday while Bella Bowers, 5, already has the Boxley Valley elk in sight from the back seat.
PONCA — Autumn in Arkansas means football, fall foliage and the rutting of the elk.
Every fall, elk watchers travel to Boxley Valley, along Arkansas highways 43 and 21 in Newton County, where herds of elk shed their fear of humans and graze in the open pastures along the road at dawn and dusk.
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