A newly completed project is designed to give people a better chance of spotting elk in Michigan's northeastern Lower Peninsula.
The state Department of Natural Resources says three viewing stations have been placed in areas the big animals are known to frequent. They were built by high school students at the Cadillac Career Technical Center. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation paid for materials.
A viewing station consists of an information board with facts about elk history and biology. It also has maps that show where elk are often found.
Michigan's elk herd roams parts of Otsego, Montmorency, Presque Isle, and Cheboygan counties, including the Pigeon River Country State Forest.
Officials say visiting the stations won't guarantee that you'll spot an elk, but will increase your odds.