Taxidermy Elk Head for Sale - Big Game Mounts
Nice 6 x 6 elk taxidermy shoulder mount with very symmetrical antlers. This beautiful animal is mounted upright with head facing straight forward. His hair is very thick and attractively colored in varying shades of brown and tan. The tall 6 x 6 antlers are of good size and nicely colored. The accurate detailing and craftsmanship of this monster elk is excellent. However, there is some minor shrinkage of the hide around the base of the antlers as seen in the photos. Therefore we have given this mount our taxidermy quality rating of “Nice.” This North American mount would make a fantastic value for your home, lodge, cabin or restaurant.
Scientific Name: Cervus canadensis
Size: 58" tall x 48" wide x 43" deep.
Weight: approximately 45 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.