I know he's domestic, but is he even and elk? Check out his neck. It's all tan. Most elk have a very black neck, at least along the spine. Also his horns are very red. Maybe some foreign genetics, red stag or something like that?
This is a "Manitoba" elk. Shot on a quebec fenced farm. I believe this is a true Eastern elk blood line. The Manitobas were aparently very large horned. Any Red Deer I saw in Scotland had antlers like a big mulie buck.
If you're like me and use a plastic tote to store your gear in then you might want to read further. When plastic totes are manufactured they are typically shipped with the lid on. This makes the inside of the tote smell like the plastic it's made of. To remove the plastic smell from the tote I use baking soda. I open the baking soda up and leave the box in the tote with the lid on for about a month to remove the plastic smell. I tried just leaving the lid off but I was still able to smell...