How Much Do Elk Weigh?



Quick elk fact – A mature bull elk can easily top out in the 1,000 lb range with averages being somewhere between 600 and 850 lbs. Cows on the other hand range between 500 -600 lbs.

Compared to  a whitetail deer elk are easily 5 Р7 times heavier than their cousins.

To maintain their robust weight elk need to eat around 3 lbs of food each day per 100 lbs of body weight. Thats between 15 and 30 lbs every 24 hrs depending on their weight. WOW! That’s a lot of chewing.

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