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The Rocky Mountain Elk is located in the Silver Ridge Peaks reserve in the Rocky Mountains. It is a class 8 animal. It has a lighter color and a broader neck and shoulders than the Roosevelt Elk and can grow larger antlers, which is also reflected in the much higher trophy rating requirements.



Description (Off-Game)[]

The Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus canadensis nelsoni) is a subspecies of elk found in the Rocky Mountains and adjacent ranges of Western North America. The winter ranges are most common in open forests and floodplain marshes in the lower elevations. In the summer it migrates to the subalpine forests and alpine basins. Elk have a diverse habitat range that they can reside in but are most often found in forest and forest edge habitat and in mountain regions they often stay in higher elevations during warmer months and migrate down lower in the winter. They may even come down the mountain and leave the forest into some grassland for part of the day but head back into the timber in the evening.

The Rocky Mountain elk was reintroduced in 1913 to Colorado from Wyoming after the near extinction of the regional herds.

Adult elk usually stay in single-sex groups for most of the year. During the mating period known as the rut, mature bulls compete for the attention of the cow elk and will try to fend off rival bulls from their harem. 

Features[]

Description
Behaviour Calm tempered and likes to roam
Habitat Forest, forest edge and meadows
Senses Highly tuned senses in general, particularly excellent hearing and smell
Social Males are solitary, femals live in medium to large-sized groups
Active During day and dusk
Recommended Equipment Weapon class 8, Elk Caller, Elk Scent
Species Cervus canadensis nelsoni
Difficulty 1 (Trivial) - 5 (Medium)

Need Zone Times[]

Times Activity
00:00 - 04:30 Resting
04:00 - 05:30 Drinking
05:00 - 17:30 Feeding
17:00 - 18:30 Drinking
18:00 - 23:30 Feeding
23:00 - 00:30 Resting


Information In-Game[]

  • 280 kg - 480 kg/ 1058 lbs
  • Level : 1 (Trivial) - 5 (Medium)
  • Has TruRACS

Integrity[]

There are 14 ammunition that give full integrity bonus on the Rocky Mountain Elk.

  • 8 Rifle Ammo
  • 2 Shotgun ammo
  • 1 Handgun ammo
  • 3 Archery ammo 

Shot scheme[]

Color code
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Red - Kills immediately
Blue - Kills very quick
Orange - Kills slowly
No Color - Unlikely to kill

Fur variants[]

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