elk vs deer

elk deer


  • 1) North America The common wapiti (Cervus canadensis); the second largest member of the deer family, smaller only than a moose. Elk never have flat antlers; moose do.
  • 2) UK The largest member of the deer family (Alces alces); a moose.
  • 3) A light, pliant leather of horsehide or calfskin, tanned and finished to resemble elk hide.
  • 4) Chiefly British The moose.
  • 5) A large reddish-brown or grayish deer (Cervus canadensis) of western North America, having long, branching antlers in the male. The elk is sometimes considered a subspecies of the closely related red deer.
  • 6) (Zoöl.) the eland.
  • 7) (Zoöl.) The European wild or whistling swan (Cygnus ferus).
  • 8) (Zoöl.) A large deer, of several species. The European elk Alces alces (formerly Alces machlis or Cervus alces) is closely allied to the American moose. The American elk, or wapiti (Cervus Canadensis) the largest member of the deer family, has large, spreading antlers and is closely related to the European stag. See moose, and wapiti.
  • 9) (Paleon.) a large, extinct, Quaternary deer (Cervus giganteus) with widely spreading antlers. Its remains have been found beneath the peat of swamps in Ireland and England. See Illustration in Appendix; also Illustration of Antler.
  • 10) A kind of yew of which bows are made. Halliwell.
  • 11) [capitalized] A member of a benevolent and fraternal society known as the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, organized in New York in 1868. Its membership is restricted to citizens of tho United States.
  • 12) In America, the wapiti, Cervus canadensis, a very different animal from the elk proper, representing the red deer or stag of Europe, C. elaphus. See wapiti and Alces.
  • 13) The wild swan, or hooper, Cygnus ferus. Montagu.
  • 14) In Asia, among the Anglo-Indians, some large rusine or rucervine deer or stag, as the sambur, Cervus aristotelis.
  • 15) Same as eland, 1.
  • 16) Properly, the largest existing European and Asiatic species of the deer family, or Cervidæ, Alces malchis (formerly called Cervus alces).
  • 17) a member of the fraternal organization named Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, supporting various services to their communities.


  • 1) The meat of such an animal
  • 2) zoology a ruminant mammal with antlers and hooves of the family Cervidae or one of several similar animals from related families of the order Artiodactyla
  • 3) archaic (Esp. in phrase small deer) Any animal, especially a mammal.
  • 4) obsolete A beast, usually a quadruped as opposed to birds, fish, etc.
  • 5) Any of various hoofed ruminant mammals of the family Cervidae, characteristically having deciduous antlers borne chiefly by the males. The deer family includes the white-tailed deer, elk, moose, and caribou.
  • 6) (Zoöl.) the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus, formerly Hesperomys leucopus) of America.
  • 7) (Zoöl.) A ruminant of the genus Cervus, of many species, and of related genera of the family Cervidæ. The males, and in some species the females, have solid antlers, often much branched, which are shed annually. Their flesh, for which they are hunted, is called venison.
  • 8) obsolete Any animal; especially, a wild animal.
  • 9) petty game, not worth pursuing; -- used metaphorically. (See citation from Shakespeare under the first definition, above.)
  • 10) distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
  • 11) Any wild quadruped.
  • 12) The general name of the solid-horned ruminants of the family Ccrvidœ, and especially of the genus Cervus. See these words.
  • 13) A term loosely applied to the chevrotains, of the family Tragulidæ (which see), from their resemblance to musk-deer.


  • 1) When a bull moose or elk made a similar suggestion, it was similarly pursued.
  • 2) There were deer and elk in the forest, too.
  • 3) Because reindeer and elk roam free, their meat is low in fat and high in protein.
  • 4) You are on safari amid lynx, bears and elk.
  • 5) Wolves, lynx, boar and elk have also moved back in.
  • 6) The wolf's prey can range from mice to buffalo, from elk to moose.
  • 7) This time it's light enough in the early red glow to spot elk and reindeer in the woods, and to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
  • 8) I usually apply for the deer in the draw, but the elk is available over the counter for the areas we hunt.
  • 9) This is the animal which we call elk in the southern parts of America, and of which I have given some description in the
  • 10) This is the animal which we call elk in the southern parts of America, and of which I have given some description in the Notes on Virginia, of which I had the honor of presenting you a copy.
  • 11) This is the animal which we call elk in the Southern parts of America, and of which I have given some description in the Notes on Virginia, of which I had the honour of presenting you a copy.
  • 12) I had just as soon have a huntress in elk camp with me as a hunter.
  • 13) When do rocky mountain elk start shedding their antlers?
  • 14) "The experience of being out in the wild and spending some time chasing elk is good for the soul," says Rod Gilmore, North Dakota regional director of the Rocky Mountain elk Foundation, which is supporting the move to get rid of the private hunting ranches.
  • 15) ‘It had yielded both mule deer and elk for us in the past.’
  • 16) ‘After I swapped for it, I took six mule deer and an elk before moving up to more ‘modern’ guns.’
  • 17) ‘Prion diseases occur in sheep, goats, mink, mule deer, elk, cats and cows.’
  • 18) ‘The wildflowers will be out and so will the elk, deer, sea lions, seals, and sea birds.’
  • 19) ‘Coyotes, white-tailed deer, elk, and even alligators can cause problems on the ground.’
  • 20) ‘In some parts of America, people like to hunt deer, elk and bears, while in other areas they hunt wild boars.’
  • 21) ‘Not long ago my friend Steve Johns was talking with a Colorado hunting guide who had led Koenig on elk and mule deer hunts.’
  • 22) ‘Researchers are not even sure yet how the disease spreads from deer to deer or elk to elk.’
  • 23) ‘All of the evidence suggests, therefore, that the drawing was probably intended to represent a deer or perhaps an elk.’
  • 24) ‘Soon after the studies began, however, Foothills deer and elk began dying from a mysterious disease.’
  • 25) ‘Bears in Glacier National Park follow wolf packs and mountain lions to remote regions using them as providers of meals of deer and elk.’
  • 26) ‘Although they scavenge less often than Bald Eagles, they will eat carrion of deer and elk, especially in winter.’
  • 27) ‘Deer, elk, and sometimes bobcat and coyote may be seen or heard from the cabin boundary.’
  • 28) ‘Traditionally, the Blackfoot made their clothing from the hides of buffalo, deer, elk, and antelope.’
  • 29) ‘Deer, elk, bear and mountain lions can all be found at this attitude.’
  • 30) ‘They resemble in these respects similar grooves on the antlers of moose and elk and the frill and horns of Triceratops.’
  • 31) ‘As these species became extinct, the giant birds switched to bison, elk, and deer.’
  • 32) ‘The land around the ranch is a protected wintering area for elk, deer and bighorn sheep.’
  • 33) ‘Much more demanding is big game hunting for brown bear, elk and deer.’
  • 34) ‘Since the area was once home to buffalo, elk, deer, and antelope herds, grazing is another management tool.’


  • 1) Wild boar and deer could eat his livelihood.
  • 2) We passed salmon rivers, grouse, wild deer and a eagle that took a shine to drone.
  • 3) Wild red deer have been hunted for both sport and food here for centuries.
  • 4) Look out for deer and wild boar.
  • 5) Look through the curved window and you can see deer roaming wild.
  • 6) Its two bedrooms sleep up to four people and there are wild deer in the surrounding countryside.
  • 7) It is as wild as a deer.
  • 8) Another reason for the increase is the growing number of wild deer.
  • 9) There were deer and elk in the forest, too.
  • 10) In the wild she would live in northern China and learn to hunt deer and wild boar.
  • 11) Suddenly a large buck deer leapt across the road in front of the car and I slammed on the brakes.
  • 12) Red deer are our largest land mammals, so it's quite a sight!
  • 13) There are 12,500 trees making up new woodland, in which roe deer can be spotted.
  • 14) Red squirrel, badger, mink and roe deer live in the reserve.
  • 15) The auctioneer's podium faced a wall hung with six sets of mounted antlers each side of a large red deer's head.
  • 16) In large numbers deer destroy land, forestry and natural habitats, and need to be culled to keep control of the numbers.
  • 17) There are a few other kinds of deer in America, but the funniest of them is called the _mule deer_, which lives along the Rocky Mountains.
  • 18) But in one thing the tiger is better off than the deer: _the tiger can see farther than the deer_.
  • 19) II. i.100 (161,5) [too unruly deer] The ambiguity of _deer_ and _dear_ is borrowed, poor as it is, by Waller, in his poem on the _Ladies
  • 20) III. i.91 (443,8) It was my deer] The play upon _deer_ and _dear_ has been used by Waller, who calls a lady's girdle, _The pale that held my lovely_ deer.
  • 21) What a buck some people have all the luck but i rather be lucky than good any day i just cant get over how big this deer is and all the points coming out every where congrads on a magnificent buck i dont think you can ever beat that in your life time if you do iam coming to ill. and hunting beside you.
  • 22) Sitting in a tree and waiting on a deer is one thing, being able to track and sneak up on a deer is another.
  • 23) Before season starts i just go to where the deer are and make a blind and I have killed all of my deer from a blind.
  • 24) ‘The land around the ranch is a protected wintering area for elk, deer and bighorn sheep.’
  • 25) ‘Looping back around, I got a closer look at the ears and realised that it was probably a muntjac deer.’
  • 26) ‘Police said it was standard advice to cover the head of an injured deer or other animal to help reduce its stress.’
  • 27) ‘Environmentalists argue that Pooley is of exceptional value to deer and wolves.’
  • 28) ‘The deer, sheep and feral goats obviously appreciated the route through the forest too.’
  • 29) ‘It should be said that the carted deer run for a much shorter distance than the deer on Exmoor.’
  • 30) ‘Now there is no way they could do that to a healthy deer so I removed the hounds and the deer ran off.’
  • 31) ‘There is no relationship between the numbers of foxes, deer or hares as far as we can see and levels of damage.’
  • 32) ‘It had not horns in the sense of a deer or a cow but it had bony protuberances above the eyes.’
  • 33) ‘Why are some so poisonous to us, but not to the deer or squirrels who eat them?’
  • 34) ‘Today, his son was young and strong, so he would ask Jason to hunt deer or elk.’
  • 35) ‘Quickly and silently, his warriors parted and one large man carried in a deer over his shoulders.’
  • 36) ‘The herald glanced at me, a look that was as nervous and as fleeting as the deer in the gardens.’
  • 37) ‘They found a baby deer and rescued it, thinking they had found the source of the noise.’
  • 38) ‘Workers are now desperately searching for the female deer, who they believe is still at large.’
  • 39) ‘For the past two years, members have tried to scare the deer off, to no avail.’
  • 40) ‘After a few hours of this, and no luck with the deer, we return home drenched.’
  • 41) ‘It took Han a full hour to find the deer and when he finally located it, it was standing between two large trees.’
  • 42) ‘The deer are so tame they will come and take food from your hand and when we were there they took food from your pocket.’
  • 43) ‘Every young sapling that pokes its head above the heather is chewed to death by hungry deer.’

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