And, from the south, chronic wasting disease is poised to decimate the elk herds.
Enzi the younger has been overseeing the building of the Two elk Power Plant in Wyoming for North American Power Group.
This means a decline in habitat quality for grazers like bison and elk, whose winter-killed carcasses grizzlies feed upon.
That would have meant a fully re-vegetated (that is, lush with elk food) ice-free corridor.
In some places we want cows but not bison, or mule deer but not coyotes, or cars but not elk.
Let us make a likeness of one who hunts the moose or elk in some mighty wood.
In the middle of the winter, the elk's antlers break off bit by bit.
The maiden was attired in a doeskin gown set with elk's teeth like ivory.
Deer, elk, and sheep were probably hunted there in the forties and fifties.
What material can we get for one unless we kill twenty elk and tan the skins?
late Old English, from Old Norse elgr or from an alteration of Old English elh, eolh (perhaps via French scribes), or possibly from Middle High German elch (OED's suggestion), all from Proto-Germanic *elkh- (cf. Old High German elaho),
The Germanic words are related to the general word for "deer" in Balto-Slavic (cf. Russian losu, Czech los; also cf. eland), from PIE *olki-, perhaps with reference to the reddish color from root *el- (2) "red, brown" (in animal and tree names); cf. Sanskrit harina- "deer," from hari- "reddish-brown." Greek alke and Latin alces probably are Germanic loan-words. Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks founded N.Y.C. 1868, originally a society of actors and writers.
A conventional person; square: kill themselves later with laughter over the amount of money the Elks spent
[1950s+ Beat talk; fr a scornful judgment of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks]