from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See wapiti.
- n. The moose.
- n. A light, pliant leather of horsehide or calfskin, tanned and finished to resemble elk hide.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The largest member of the deer family (Alces alces); a moose.
- n. The common wapiti (Cervus canadensis); the second largest member of the deer family, smaller only than a moose. Elk never have flat antlers; moose do.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large deer, of several species. The European elk Alces alces (formerly Alces machlis or Cervus alces) is closely allied to the American moose. The American elk, or wapiti (Cervus Canadensis) the largest member of the deer family, has large, spreading antlers and is closely related to the European stag. See moose, and wapiti.
- n. The European wild or whistling swan (Cygnus ferus).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Properly, the largest existing European and Asiatic species of the deer family, or Cervidæ, Alces malchis (formerly called Cervus alces).
- n. In America, the wapiti, Cervus canadensis, a very different animal from the elk proper, representing the red deer or stag of Europe, C. elaphus. See wapiti and Alces.
- n. In Asia, among the Anglo-Indians, some large rusine or rucervine deer or stag, as the sambur, Cervus aristotelis.
- n. Same as eland, 1.
- n. The wild swan, or hooper, Cygnus ferus. Montagu.
- n. A kind of yew of which bows are made. Halliwell.
- n. [capitalized] A member of a benevolent and fraternal society known as the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, organized in New York in 1868. Its membership is restricted to citizens of tho United States.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America
- n. large North American deer with large much-branched antlers in the male
- n. common deer of temperate Europe and Asia
I usually apply for the deer in the draw, but the elk is available over the counter for the areas we hunt.
This is the animal which we call elk in the southern parts of America, and of which I have given some description in the
This is the animal which we call elk in the southern parts of America, and of which I have given some description in the Notes on Virginia, of which I had the honor of presenting you a copy.
This is the animal which we call elk in the Southern parts of America, and of which I have given some description in the Notes on Virginia, of which I had the honour of presenting you a copy.
"The experience of being out in the wild and spending some time chasing elk is good for the soul," says Rod Gilmore, North Dakota regional director of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, which is supporting the move to get rid of the private hunting ranches.
I had just as soon have a huntress in elk camp with me as a hunter.
When do rocky mountain elk start shedding their antlers?
Since we all had elk tags another area was selected and we saw many elk from the air but none once we landed.
We used a GP Small this past year, 12'x12 'in elk camp.
The minimum draw weight i would shoot for elk is 60lbs.