Looking for a cow elk taxidermy mount to complement your bull elk? We've got her! Cow elk mounts are very rare, but pair nicely with a big bull when there is room for two mounts. This female elk's coloring is deep, rich and ruddy. Posed with her head upright and turned slightly to her left, she would go nicely with a bull turned slightly to his right. She has a calm look in her eyes and a wonderful shape. We have given her our taxidermy quality rating of Excellent.
Quality Rating: Excellent
Dimensions: 39" tall x 32" deep x 15" wide
Hangs from single, well anchored heavy duty screw by its included hanger
Ships in secure wood crate by freight carrier
Ships for free in the Continental U.S.
About the Elk
Scientific Name: Cervus canadensis
Elk are also called wapiti, a Native American word that means "light-colored deer." Elk are related to deer but are much larger than most of their relatives. A bull elk's antlers may reach 4 feet above its head, so that the animal towers 9 feet tall.
Bull elk lose their antlers each March, but they begin to grow them back in May in preparation for the late-summer breeding season. During the late summer breeding season the bugling of bull elk echoes through the mountains. These powerful animals strip the velvet off their new antlers using them in violent clashes that determine who gets to mate with whom. Males with the bigger antlers, typically older animals, usually win these battles and dominate small herds.
Elk range in color from dark brown in winter to tan in summer and have a characteristic buff colored rump. The head, neck, belly, and legs are darker than both the back and sides. A dark shaggy mane hangs from the neck to the chest. With a thick body, short tail and long slender legs, mature elk stand almost five feet high at the shoulder. Big bulls can weigh as much as 1000 pounds.