Check out some amazing facts about Elk and Elk Hunting in Texas
Origin: North America
Antler Size: 7-8 point each
Weight: 500-30 lbs
Estimated World Population: 100,000+
HHR Population: Call for current
Facts to keep Elk Hunts alive:
- The antlers of a mature bull elk may weigh as much as 40 pounds.
- An elk’s top two canine teeth are called “ivories” and are believed to be remnants of saber-like tusks used by prehistoric elk in combat.
- A mature bull elk can run up to 40 miles per hour and is capable of an eight foot vertical jump.
- Researchers found that an elk’s ankle bones make a distinct popping or cracking noise when they walk. They surmise the sound may help alert other elk that they are being approached from behind.