Taxidermy for Sale - Rocky Mountain Elk
Huge 6 x 7 Bull Elk taxidermy mount. This is a newer mount and is mounted upright in a relaxed pose with a slight turn of the head to the left, which shows off his magnificent 6 x 7 antlers. Beautiful coloring in rich hues of chocolate brown on the face and then lighter browns, tan and cream throughout the rest of the mount. Accurate facial detailing. This massive animal has a great set of antlers with a spread of 43" and the antlers are detachable, which will allow for ease of transferring, What an awesome animal to showcase in the trophy room, lodge, or restaurant. Guaranteed to make a lasting impression. The outstanding taxidermy on this Elk earns our quality rating of "Excellent".
Scientific Name: Cervus canadensis
Size: 66" tall x 43" wide x 45" deep.
Weight: 48 lbs.
Wall hanger is attached. Hangs from single, well anchored bolt.
Ships in 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.