Taxidermy for Sale - Rocky Mountain Elk
Magnificent large Rock Mountain Elk taxidermy mount for sale. This is a big bull, with thick fur, and massive 6 x 6 antlers, coming in at a whopping 48 3/4" outside spread 6 x 6. Antlers have a nice texture to them as well as appealing symmetry. The animal is positioned downward, with the head looking slightly to the left. Taxidermy craftsmanship quality rating of "Excellent". This Elk will make a fine addition to the trophy room, or as perfect cabin or lodge decor.
Scientific Name: Cervus canadensis
Size: 61" Tall x 53" Deep x 48" Wide
Weight: 65 lbs.
Wall hanger is attached. Hangs from single, well-anchored bolt.
Ships in a secure wood crate.
Ships freight carrier for $100.
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.