Since being introduced in the 70's, the Arkansas elk herd has flourished along the Buffalo River currently numbering over 400. They have become the number one wildlife viewing attraction in Arkansas. The best place to view elk is along Highway 43 just south of Ponca in historic Boxley Valley.
The best elk viewing is during the cooler months, and the rut from late September to October. Visit arkansaswildlifephotography.com or call the Ponca Elk Education Center at 870-861-2432.