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.
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...