I about bust a gut when I looked at the picture on that page though. The artist's "interpretation" of megaloceros' rack look more like the palm up hands-o-death straight off the grim reaper! Sorry but the rack just didn't look right to me....
Granted, the rack looked a bit overdone, but it was one of the few pictures I've seen that put flesh on the skeleton. I've seen some in museums (Denver Museum of Natural History and Smithsonian stand out), and it seems like the racks varied somewhat like moose racks do around the world -- some were more palm than tine, others were vice versa.
One article estimated Irish Elk at 800-1000 pounds (smaller than Pennsylvania Elk). But then primitive man didn't have a truck to drag one to, so that number is probably pretty low.
[ This Message was edited by: expatriate on 2003-01-28 23:14 ]
Everyone has different ideas about trophy pictures. Looks around and you will see "long armers," "set behinders," "big cheesers," and "blood covered brutes." I have a few tips to keep your trophy pictures from being laughers or worse yet just plain gross.
#1 Clean it up. Try to avoid bullet holes, gut pile, mass amounts of blood, and the tongue sticking out. You don't want your big buck to look like a angry 1st grader with his tongue out or a MMA fighter during the 3 round.
#2 Long arming...