Pic is taken from a hunting magazine, and text says it´s an elk ( wapiti). I´ve never seen one so huge, that´s why I was wondering if anyone had seen something similar. The post is not intended to find a hunting spot (i wish it were) , just to comment on how big the elk is.
I was in Washington state last year and saw several Elk as large as this one on a place called Rattlesnake mountain. It is the highest treeless mountain west of the Mississippi.
we saw herds of bulls with 10 to 20 members most were 8 point or better. Odd thing many had antlers that were wide like mullys instead of tall and narrow. We got to within 40 feet of several while the car was moving but when we stooped they were gone.