Taxidermy Trophies for Sale - Elk
Exquisite and massive Rocky Mountain Elk mount for sale. This is a monster Elk, with beautiful hair coloring throughout, and 6 x 6 antlers with a huge 36" outside spread, and great texturing. Animal is positioned in the alert, upright position with the head slightly turned to the left. Taxidermy craftsmanship quality rating of "Excellent" for this big bull. The ideal trophy piece for your lodge, cabin or home.
Scientific Name: Cervus canadensisSize: 74" Tall x 41" Deep x 38" Wide
Weight: 52 lbs.
Wall hanger is attached. Hangs from single, well-anchored bolt.
Ships in a secure wood crate for free!
About the Elk
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.