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#5697925 - 04/13/15 03:39 PM Elk/Moose?
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I have never seen a live or fresh dead for that matter elk or moose in my life. Hearing reports of them weighing 800-1000 lbs makes them seem huge.

Went to Cabelas this weekend and looked at all the mounts with my little nephews. Looking at the Full body elk and moose mounts I got to thinking that they looked a lot smaller than I had thought. Do the mounts come out smaller than they appear in life or is my imagination getting carried away?
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#5697940 - 04/13/15 03:48 PM Re: Elk/Moose? [Re: redchevy]
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Quick Google search.

or this one
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#5697942 - 04/13/15 03:49 PM Re: Elk/Moose? [Re: redchevy]
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A good sized bull elk will weigh 700-800 lbs. live weight on average.

A good sized Shiras Moose will weigh 800-1000 lbs. on average.
A good sized Canada moose will weigh 1000-1200 lbs. on average.
A good sized Alaska/Yukon moose will weigh 1200-1500 lbs. on average.

I am no expert but these are the numbers I have been told by those that do know and read in books by those that do know.

That Alaska/Yukon moose in Cabela's looks pretty dang big to me. smile So did the elk and moose I have taken, though they weren't weighed.
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#5697952 - 04/13/15 03:54 PM Re: Elk/Moose? [Re: redchevy]
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Moose are huge when you see just how much of them are legs.

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#5697955 - 04/13/15 03:57 PM Re: Elk/Moose? [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Quick Google search.

or this one


Plow Moose rofl
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#5697956 - 04/13/15 03:58 PM Re: Elk/Moose? [Re: redchevy]
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Really think Santa missed the boat going with reindeer.

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#5697963 - 04/13/15 03:59 PM Re: Elk/Moose? [Re: rifleman]
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Originally Posted By: rifleman
Moose are huge when you see just how much of them are legs.


They asked me if I wanted to full body mount mine. I said "Are you kiddin'?" No place to put a horse in my house. smile
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That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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#5697971 - 04/13/15 04:04 PM Re: Elk/Moose? [Re: redchevy]
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Takes a pretty big house/ceilings to properly display a shoulder mount.

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#5697972 - 04/13/15 04:04 PM Re: Elk/Moose? [Re: redchevy]
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I have just always heard the weights and perceived them as being a lot bigger than those look comparing them to livestock etc.
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#5697979 - 04/13/15 04:08 PM Re: Elk/Moose? [Re: redchevy]
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Most deer species that are tall/lanky and long bodied hide their weight well. Most people look at a WT buck down the road or at a feeder and think they are very tall. Ever see one standing next to a fence to get a height on one and it will shock you as to how short they are once you have a reference that you know the height of.
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#5697981 - 04/13/15 04:10 PM Re: Elk/Moose? [Re: redchevy]
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As a kid I went to fort sam in SA with my uncle. They had a group of white tails that were domestic that you could pet and feed etc. One was a darn nice 8pt, but being that up close and in person made me realize how short the are. Have set up a few protein feeders that were WAY to high till we got out a tape measure!
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#5697986 - 04/13/15 04:13 PM Re: Elk/Moose? [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
A good sized bull elk will weigh 700-800 lbs. live weight on average.

That's true of Rocky Mountain Elk in general but the Manitoba race can exceed 1000 lbs along with Roosevelt Elk. Roosevelt elk that were transplanted to Afognak Island and Raspberry Island can exceed 1200.
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#5698147 - 04/13/15 05:14 PM Re: Elk/Moose? [Re: redchevy]
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They are all absolutely massive when you're standing over them with a skinning knife and 2 mile walk to the nearest road.
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#5698213 - 04/13/15 05:54 PM Re: Elk/Moose? [Re: dkershen]
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Originally Posted By: dkershen
They are all absolutely massive when you're standing over them with a skinning knife and 2 mile walk to the nearest road.


Man, that's the truth! When the day is done, you'd swore you killed an elephant if you're by yourself.
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#5698216 - 04/13/15 05:56 PM Re: Elk/Moose? [Re: Western]
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Originally Posted By: Western
Originally Posted By: dkershen
They are all absolutely massive when you're standing over them with a skinning knife and 2 mile walk to the nearest road.


Man, that's the truth! When the day is done, you'd swore you killed an elephant if you're by yourself.


Them Canadians strap a trailer to them then winch it over, hook up and go back to camp.

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