So you are an elk hunter, but how much do you really know about the North American elk?
Here are some facts on elk and also about another popular animal you can hunt in America.
Elk are beautiful creatures that are called ruminant animals, which means they have a stomach with four chambers, which helps them to hold the grass, plants, leaves and bark they take in. In fact, you can see a lot of the foods in an elk diet live in nature by joining guided elk hunts.
You may even see an elk bull, or male elk, while you are on your expedition. You can tell a male from a female simply by listening. Males have a loud vocalization called bulging. This sounds can be heard for miles and miles, and is part of what attracts a female elk to a male.
New Mexico elk hunts are some of the best that exists in North America.
Now that you know a little bit more about the North American elk, let us dive into some fun facts about some of the other animals available for hunting.
Did you know that the strange, fleshy protuberance on the beak of a turkey is called a snood? On the other end is a fleshy protuberance called a wattle. These are two of the most commonly remembered things about a turkey. Not the names of the actual protuberances, just the fact that they exist.
What is pretty neat about turkeys is that their litter, which is a mix of droppings and wood chips, can be used as fuel in power plants. This is probably why the turkey has been so popular in American hunting, which an estimated 12.5 million people participate in annually.