Elk: General Information on This Big Game Animal
Elk is one of the largest members of the deer family and a popular big game animal by hunting guides and outfitters. Its wide, graceful antlers spreading in regal splendor entitle the American elk to be called the handsomest and most majestic of the deer. The male wapiti, with its tawny-brown body, darken-brown head and neck held proudly alert and symmetrical antlers arched gracefully upward and outward from the top of the head, is a thrilling sight. Elk stand about five feet high at the shoulder and measures about eight feet long. Its mate is only slightly smaller. In weight, the full-grown buck reaches seven to one-thousand pounds, and the antlers may spread bout five feet, and are a prized trophy for Elk hunters.
Hunting Trips in
As you pick the state for your next elk hunting trip, consider the different weather conditions of each state, along with the lay of the land.