For sale, we have a cool Rocky Mountain Elk Skull that has been artificially whitened for durability and protection against wear. The antlers earn a gross score of 323 5/8″ and feature a really unique drop tine off its left side. If you are looking for something to hang in your cabin, this is the piece for you! All applicable measurements and dimensions are provided in the specifications section to help ensure this item will fit within your intended space, as well as meet expectations regarding the item’s featured attribute sizes, scores, etc.
– There is a hanger attached to the back of this item.
– The piece will hang on an adequately anchored heavy bolt or screw.
– This skull would look stunning hanging above a fireplace.
About the Elk
Scientific Name: Cervus canadensis
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.