Starkey supports several species of ungulates including North American elk
, mule deer Odocoileus hemionus and white-tailed deer O.
In the common American elk
, or wapiti (Cervus elaphus canadensis), the antlers may be over 63 in (160 cm) long and almost 79 in (2 m) wide, while in the roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) the antlers are very small, with very few branches of only two or three stems that do not even reach 16 in (40 cm) in the Siberian species, which is the largest.
Once abundant throughout temperate North America, the North American elk
, or wapiti, were slaughtered for food, leather, and sport when European explorers set out to conquer America.
Elk are the preferred targets; and some North American elk
farms are now collecting shed antlers for export to China, alleviating the pressure on some populations.
The North American Elk
Foundation and Wyoming's Game and Fish Department will help fund the preparation work.
This additional find, combined with the infrequency of elk finds in Texas, appears to support Pfau's hypothesis that the American Elk
was only an occasional transient into northern Texas.
Attendees will learn what makes the North American Elk
(Wapiti) such a majestic animal, understand their behaviors and habits, as well as get a preview of popular hunting techniques such as field judging elk, elk calling, and quick setups that will make anyone who attends a more knowledgeable and successful elk hunter.
For all of us, the American elk
offers one of North America's most classic and classiest hunting experiences: a chance to be in the high country in early fall and hear the lilting three-note bugle of a rutting bull.
Few areas in the western United States have only a single species of large herbivore, and mule deer Odocoileus hemionus and North American elk
Cervus elaphus are sympatric throughout much of their range (Mower & Smith 1989, Stewart et al.
Predictably leading the entries were whitetail deer (5,558), followed by American elk
(772), pronghorn antelope (607), black bears (597), and mule deer (468).
Records of North American Elk
" is a complete and comprehensive guide to the North American Elk
, going over the elk's presence in the United States and Canada, and the presence of the Elk in each state and province.
Which one of these popular Rocky Mountain or American elk
states does not offer over-the-counter or guaranteed non-resident tags or licenses?
Reported sightings of American elk
in the 1800's (Bailey, 1905) indicate that this species inhabited certain regions of Texas, although there are no modern voucher specimens (Stangl et al.
Mountain Ash Elk Ranch and Dick Krebs are members of the North American Elk
Breeders Association (NAEBA), the American Elk
Products Board (AEPB), and the Northeast Deer and Elk Farmers (NDEF).
In addition to all of the North American species of deer, Pete also took roe, red, axis, and fallow across parts of Europe and Asia, plus all three species of North American elk
Rocky Mountain, Tule, and Roosevelt.