Elk Antlers For Sale

Another new type of antlers we've recently added to our site are elk antlers. Now you can browse and shop through our selections of authentic North American elk antlers for sale. Most of the ones you'll find listed below are complete antlers which have been naturally shed, though we also list other types such as partial antlers (typically used for crafts and dog chews). Just click on the elk antlers you're interested in to learn more about them. If you don't see any that you're interested in, check back with us soon as we're constantly updating our site with new listings. Thanks again for checking out our page dedicated to elk antlers!

5 Chews Natural Shed Antlers 11 Lbs S M Dog Chews Elk Deer Dog Treats Crafts
5 Chews Natural Shed Antlers 11 Lbs S M Dog Chews Elk Deer Dog Treats Crafts
$25.51 (5 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Oct-25-2014 18:17:40 PDT
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4 Quarter Split Elk Antler Dog Chews Treats Antlers for Dog Chews MARROW CUT
4 Quarter Split Elk Antler Dog Chews Treats Antlers for Dog Chews MARROW CUT
$27.99
End Date: Saturday Nov-8-2014 12:07:47 PST
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6 Chews Natural Shed Antlers 139 oz S M Dog Chews Elk Deer Dog Treats Crafts
6 Chews Natural Shed Antlers 139 oz S M Dog Chews Elk Deer Dog Treats Crafts
$10.17 (4 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Oct-25-2014 18:23:49 PDT
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2 PREMIUM JUMBO Dog Chews 13 Lb Natural Shed Antlers L XL XXL Elk Horn Crafts
2 PREMIUM JUMBO Dog Chews 13 Lb Natural Shed Antlers L XL XXL Elk Horn Crafts
$26.00
End Date: Saturday Oct-25-2014 18:41:22 PDT
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REPLICA BULL ELK ANTLERS SKULL MOUNT KIT taxidermy horns
REPLICA BULL ELK ANTLERS SKULL MOUNT KIT taxidermy horns
$79.00
End Date: Monday Oct-27-2014 9:56:25 PDT
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Antique elk deer antlers Lariat Necklace brass elk deer antlers necklace
Antique elk deer antlers Lariat Necklace brass elk deer antlers necklace
$0.60 (2 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Oct-26-2014 8:50:02 PDT
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1 PREMIUM JUMBO Dog Chews 85oz Natural Shed Antlers L XL XXL Elk Horn Crafts
1 PREMIUM JUMBO Dog Chews 85oz Natural Shed Antlers L XL XXL Elk Horn Crafts
$13.50 (1 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Oct-26-2014 18:45:30 PDT
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1 Pound of Antler Dog Chews  Deer  Elk Antlers Chew Treat Bully Stick Bone
1 Pound of Antler Dog Chews Deer Elk Antlers Chew Treat Bully Stick Bone
$25.25
End Date: Monday Nov-17-2014 9:38:28 PST
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Lot of FOUR Trophy Deer ELK Antlers 14 35 Long 2 5 Points Each
Lot of FOUR Trophy Deer ELK Antlers 14 35 Long 2 5 Points Each
$36.00 (10 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Oct-26-2014 19:00:09 PDT
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Antique elk deer antlers Lariat Necklace brass elk deer antlers necklace
Antique elk deer antlers Lariat Necklace brass elk deer antlers necklace
$0.60 (2 Bids)
End Date: Monday Oct-27-2014 8:51:27 PDT
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ELK TINE TIPS TINES TIP ANTLER ANTLERS CRAFT
ELK TINE TIPS TINES TIP ANTLER ANTLERS CRAFT
$20.00
End Date: Saturday Nov-22-2014 13:27:40 PST
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Antique elk deer antlers Lariat Necklace brass elk deer antlers necklace
Antique elk deer antlers Lariat Necklace brass elk deer antlers necklace
$0.60 (3 Bids)
End Date: Monday Oct-27-2014 13:40:11 PDT
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4 LARGE Elk Deer Antler Dog Chews chew toy toys treats antlers
4 LARGE Elk Deer Antler Dog Chews chew toy toys treats antlers
$11.00 (3 Bids)
End Date: Monday Oct-27-2014 16:07:56 PDT
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Barkworthies elk antlers Large split
Barkworthies elk antlers Large split
$10.00
End Date: Friday Nov-14-2014 6:51:42 PST
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6 Elk Deer Antler Dog Chews chew toy toys treats antlers
6 Elk Deer Antler Dog Chews chew toy toys treats antlers
$9.99
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Bull Elk Walking in Snow

Bull Elk Walking in Snow

Elk Information - Appearance and Habitat

North American Elk (Cervus canadensis) are one of the largest species of deer in the world, only second to the moose (which are coincidentally called elk in Europe). They were originally native to North America and Eastern Asia, but have since been introduced into other ecosystems including New Zealand, Australia, and Argentina, where they have adapted with great ease.

As stated above, elk are large mammals. On average, a typical elk will reach a shoulder height of  4-5 feet and a body length of over 9 feet. The weight of these large animals vary greatly with some male elk (bulls) topping the 1,000 lb mark. Although, most bulls will range between 600 - 700 pounds with females (cows) weighing slightly less at an average of 500 - 600 pounds.

The colors of an elk's body range from a light grey to tan and brown, while the fur on their head and neck is typically a bit darker. Elk can be most easily identified by their short, light-colored tails, slender legs. and uniquely long and pointy antlers. Of course the exact physical characteristics depend on the subspecies, as there are currently a total of 14 subspecies broken down into three major groups (see below for elk taxonomy).

Diet and Eating Habits of Elk

Elk are herbivores, meaning they eat only vegetation and no meat. Their diet will change depending on their location and the time of year, but most elk typically graze and browse on a variety of grass (wheat grass, elk sedge, fescue, clover, and orchard grass), shrubs, plants, forbs, and even tree bark. On average, a healthy-bodied elk will consume between 15 and 25 lbs of food daily as long it's readily available and there are no potential threats nearby.

You might be wondering how elk are able to consume such tough things like trees and brushes. Like all deer, elk are ruminants, meaning they chew and swallow their food, regurgitate it, and swallow it again. An elks stomach has four separate chambers that the food must pass through before being completely digested. Each chamber helps to slowly break down the food as it passes to the next. Once it reaches the fourth and last chamber, the digestion process takes place and the intestines absorbs the food and nutrients.

Elk Standing In Field

Elk Standing In Field

Fun Elk Facts

  • There are believed to be about 1 million elk living in North America.
  • Elk are also called wapiti, which means light-colored or pale deer.
  • Elk are one of the largest land mammals in North America.
  • A complete set of antlers from a bull elk can weight up to 40 lbs.
  • A healthy elk can live up to 20 years.
  • Elk are extremely fast and can reach speeds of 25 mph.
  • Some Asian tribes and cultures revere the elk as a spiritual symbol.
  • Unlike moose, elk prefer to travel in herds for added protection.
  • In terms of size, elk are nearly twice as heavy as the average mule deer.

Elk Antler Growth Process and Uses

Bull elk shed their antlers in winter and begin growing new, larger ones during spring. While the antler regrowth is taking process, a soft layer of highly vascular skin known as velvet covers and protects the antlers. The velvet carries essential nutrients to the antlers to help stimulate the regrowth. After the antlers are developed (usually in the summer), the velvet will slowly begin to fall off. Sometimes bull elk may rub their antlers on a nearby tree or brush to help loosen up the velvet, allowing it to fall off more easily.

Like most species of deer, only male elk will develop antlers. Bull elk use their antlers primarily to battle others during the rut in hopes of gaining a female to mate with. During these spars, the bulls will ram each other with their antlers until one backs down. Given their huge size and muscular build, watching two bull elk fighting during mating season can be quite intense. A bull elk may also use their antlers to fend off any predators threatening them or their herd.

Roosevelt Elk

Roosevelt Elk

Elk Subspecies

  • The Rocky Mountain Elk (Cervus canadensis nelsoni) is one of the most common subspecies of elk found in North America today. After nearing extinction in 1913, conservationists reintroduced this subspecies into northwestern parts of America and has since been introduced into other areas. With the help of preservation foundations and new hunting regulations, their population now flourishes through much of North America.
  • Also known also as the Olympic Elk, Roosevelt Elk (Cervus canadensis roosevelti) are found primarily in Pacific Northwestern rainforests. This subspecies is known for being the largest of all, with mature bulls reaching weights of 1,100 lbs.
  • Only found in California, the Tule Elk (Cervus canadensis nannodes) are the smallest of the elk subspecies, with bulls weighing only 400-500 pounds.
  • Manitoban Elk (Cervus canadensis manitobensis) is a subspecies that was on the verge of extinction in the 1800's, but has since recovered and now thrives in the midwestern states.
  • Merriam's Elk (Cervus canadensis merriami) were forced into extinction from uncontrolled hunting in the early 1900's.
  • Before going extinct, the Eastern Elk (Cervus canadensis canadiensis) could be found in much of eastern North America and Canada.

Video of Bull Elk Sparring

This is an impressive video showing two bull elk sparring with their antlers. Thankfully, they aren't ramming at each other full speed, but instead they are standing their ground with their antlers out in front. The video was shot a couple years back in Medix Run, PA.

References:

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/elk/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elk

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