Mounted Elk Head Taxidermy for Sale
Good-looking 8 x 8 Elk taxidermy shoulder mount. Mounted in a natural relaxed position with the head slightly turned right. Accurate facial detailing. Antlers have good coloring and are detachable for ease of transport. Good,thick, reddish-brown hair throughout. The taxidermy on this Elk earns our quality rating of "Excellent." An ideal mount for the hunting lodge, cabin or man cave
Scientific Name: Cervus canadensis
Size: 61" tall x 43" wide x 43" deep
Weight: 62 lbs.
Wall hanger is attached. Hangs from single, well-anchored bolt.
Ships in a secure wood crate.
Ships freight carrier for free!
About the Elk
Taxidermy Elk mounts make a great conversation piece! 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.