Jake's Roosevelt Elk Summary
I have taken Roosevelt elk on two occasions, but I was only able to bring the meat back once. I am amazed at how such a large, heavy animal can disappear into the canopy so quickly, and quietly....but when considering how heavy the vegetation is, I guess I shouldn't be that surprised. These bulls tend to be a little heavier in the body than a Rocky Mountain Elk, and the antlers seem to be a little darker....maybe a function of diet, or more likely, higher instances of rubbing on a type of pine tree, where the pitch may darken the antlers more? Regardless, they are darned good eating, and a hoot to hunt. I didn't think that they that they were quite as vocal as the Tule or the Rocky Mountain bulls that I hunted.....many it is just a function of not being in the right place at the right time.