State Forest consists of 200,000 acres of land and 120 miles of streams and
contains the majority of our primary elk range.
is a year round event with peak tourism occurring during the rut in September
and October. This is the time of bugling and fighting for dominance and
it actually begins in August and can extend into November.
their antlers in March and April; their new antlers are not fully developed
until early August. Calving time is late May and June.
February are excellent times to observe the elk without a lot of human
viewing can consist of various combinations of vehicular, hiking, mountain
biking, and spotlighting viewing opportunities.