You may want to look up some contact phone #s for the visitor center in Benezette before making a trip... or maybe check to see if there are any tourism websites for the area with phone numbers for contact. I'd be surprised if there are not any.
There are definitely a lot of elk in that area, but don't know how much they move around with the colder weather and snow like this weekend. They may be hunkered down in the laurel or somewhere similar that keeps them out of the wind for a while. Unfortunately that would also keep them out of sight for tourists also.
Send a holler out to RSB, I believe that's his neck of the woods.