Ponca is located in the headwaters area of the Buffalo National River, approximately 70 miles southeast of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Elk were reintroduced to the Buffalo River about 20 years ago. Ponca is one offers the river's finest elk viewing with fall and winter the best seasons for photography opportunities.
A handsome, up-and-coming Rocky Mountain bull elk surveys the early morning landscape in Buffalo River country. He sports a 6x6 rack, which size wise makes him a 2013 contender for a herd of his own. Larger 7x7 bulls who roam the area controlled most of the female population this past fall during the annual rut.