Just like moose and elk, deer are also ruminant mammals. Take this landscape […], Hammocks, rope, Christmas lights, soccer nets and now a chair. Elk meat is similar to deer venison but tastes more like beef largely due to the absence of that gamey flavor.. Its meat is dense and dark red, high in … The musk deer of Asia and water chevrotain of tropical African and Asian forests are not usually regarded as true deer and form their own families: Moschidae and Tragulidae, respectively. Carnivore. Red stag deer have antlers that are different than bull elk antlers. Deer antlers are thinner and smaller. Subspecies: The subspecies division made by some authors do not correspond with those of the trophy books (see introduction). ehave a gestation period of 255 days, while the duration for red deer is 235 days. The meat is leaner and higher in protein than beef or chicken.It was long believed to be a subspecies of the European red deer (Cervus elaphus), but evidence from many mitochondrial DNA genetic studies beginning in 1998 show that the two are distinct species. This coming fall I’ll be hunting 2nd rifle in CO. Is it reasonable to expect both mule deer and elk sharing the same space? large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called elk in Europe and moose in North America, distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers. Deer appear in art from Paleolithic cave paintings onwards, and they have played a role in mythology, religion, and literature throughout history, as well as in heraldry. To learn more about our Texas deer … Hybridization, deer farming and introductions outside of their natural ranges have caused much genetic mixing, so that we find stray genes in populations of elk, red deer and sika as well. Deers shed and regrow their antlers each year. One of the smaller animals of this family, distinguished from a moose or elk. Many thanks Re: [inaturalist] Elk vs Red Deer : Winged Wolf: 5/26/11 7:10 PM: To confuse matters more, when in Europe, an Elk is a … That’s right, a piece of lawn furniture is the latest manmade device to cause issues […], Below is a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The elk or wapiti (Cervus canadensis) is one of the largest species within the deer family, Cervidae, in the world, and one of the largest land mammals in North America and Eastern Asia. In restaurants and meat markets venison also includes red deer from New Zealand deer farms. Bull elk have spectacular antlers. Its range extended across Eurasia during the Pleistocene, from Ireland to Lake Baikal in Siberia.The most recent remains of the species have been carbon dated to about 7,700 years ago in western Russia. This animal should not be confused with the still larger moose (Alces alces) to which the name "elk" applies in British English and in reference to populations in Eurasia. Deer (noun) The meat of such an animal; venison. We've detected that you are using AdBlock Plus or some other adblocking software which is preventing the page from fully loading. The normal guy. We don't have any banner, Flash, animation, obnoxious sound, or popup ad. Elk (noun) Any large species of deer such as red deer, moose or wapiti. The central question was whether or not elk is a subspecies of red deer. Shortly after Europeans landed on the shores of the new world, they encountered a creature that looked a lot like a bigger version of the red deer they had at home, but sounded much different, producing a high, wild octave-climbing whistle instead of the red deer’s deep roar. Thread starter Hertervillian; Start date Jan 5, 2020; Jan 5, 2020 #1 Hertervillian Member. 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