Elk NetworkWhere to View Elk in Michigan

General | October 21, 2021

Below is a news release from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Elk are more active during the early fall breeding season, creating the perfect time to view the wild herd. Grab your binoculars or camera and plan your route through the 13 elk viewing locations in northeast Michigan.

Throughout September and October, elk will gather in forest openings at dawn and dusk to feed and look for potential mates. Keep your eyes peeled for elk moving through the open fields and listen for the bugle of a bull elk.

The Michigan elk herd can only be found in areas throughout Otsego, Montmorency, Presque Isle and Cheboygan counties. There are 13 designated elk viewing areas that can be accessed by roads throughout the Pigeon River Country State Forest near Gaylord.

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Since 1990, RMEF and its partners completed 166 conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects in Michigan with a combined value of more than $7.6 million. These projects protected or enhanced 6,882 acres of habitat and opened or improved public access to 1,601 acres.

(Photo source: Michigan Department of Natural Resources)