If you want to bring the head out on a front quarter or if you can get the elk out whole then that should suffice, but most people don't want to pack out that extra 50 or so pounds so they just cut the antlers off of the skull. In which case you need to leave evidence of sex on the rear end meat.
I will admit, I love deer plots.
I love planting... even the garden at home.
What I do not like are high cost farm implements.
I found myself in need of a cultipacker for clover and other small seed - but could not find a decent deal on a small unit.
OK, fine... I will make one!
The materials were very simple... some plastic corrugated sewer drain pipe, some metal, 2 bearings and some concrete and you are in business!
I cut the pipe, in this case, to 46" wide - as I intended to pull this one...