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 – 7 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.