Also called European elk. the moose, Alces alces.
a pliable leather used for sport shoes, made originally of elk hide but now of calfskin or cowhide tanned and smoked to resemble elk hide.
(initial capital letter) a member of a fraternal organization (Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks ) that supports or contributes to various charitable causes.
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How to use elk in a sentence
Last year, they raised $15,000, which allowed them to bring a disabled longtime fan out on his first elk hunt.
The park’s elk and moose populations are also being pushed from their natural habitat corridors as an increase in hikers expands trail usage.The National Parks Reservation System Is Off to a Bumpy Start | awise | August 11, 2021 | Outside Online
Longtime Outside contributor Dave Cox heads out into the woods every fall to try and bag an elk for his freezer, using nothing more than his wits and a bow and arrow.
Grizzly bears, wolves, moose, and elk roam the area’s meadows, while nearly 450 trail miles bring trekkers into the fun, too.
Used effectively, digital maps can illuminate things like how roads might affect elk migration patterns or which cultural, spiritual, and historic sites could be destroyed by uranium mining.
This means a decline in habitat quality for grazers like bison and elk, whose winter-killed carcasses grizzlies feed upon.
And, from the south, chronic wasting disease is poised to decimate the elk herds.
Any elk habitat expert, modern hunters as well as biologists, might take a stab at the time required for elk to make that journey.
Humans in central Alaska hunted elk around 13,300 years ago.
Either the child was buried at the same time the elk antler tools were made or 400 years later.
While the camp was busily criticizing the governor our scouts from the elk came in and reported seeing Indians hunting buffalo.A Virginia Scout | Hugh Pendexter
Thence to the towns there are some elk and deer, but near the villages they become scarce.The Expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, Volume II (of 3) | Elliott Coues
For some distance from the Osage villages you only find deer, then elk, then cabrie, and finally buffalo.The Expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, Volume II (of 3) | Elliott Coues
While the ponies grazed, the Sioux ate heartily of the dried elk meat which Red Dog had given them.Three Sioux Scouts | Elmer Russell Gregor
The fleet met with contrary winds, and it was not until August 25 that his army landed at the head of elk river.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
British Dictionary definitions for elk
a large deer, Alces alces, of N Europe and Asia, having large flattened palmate antlers: also occurs in North America, where it is called a moose
American elk another name for wapiti
a stout pliable waterproof leather made from calfskin or horsehide
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