The Madison Elk Herd
In 1988 fires burned the slopes across the river. For the next several years the dense forest will be more open and less sheltering, which may affect the movement of the herd. Harsh or mile winters, however, continue to be the great regulator of the elk population here and throughout the park.
In June you may see cow elk with calves.
Bull elk gather harems during the breeding
season from mid-September through October.
Location. 44° 38.487′ N, 110° 52.602′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is on West Entrance Road one mile west of Grand Loop Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Plateau of Fire (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gibbon Falls (approx. 5.2 miles away); Chance Encounter (approx. 5.4 miles away);
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 361 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.