RE: elk weights in your area.
Well, my cow had a hanging rack weight of 225 lbs, or about 450-475 lbs on the hoof. After talking with a biologist, this is about as big as cows get, as we figured she was a good 4 or 5 years old, although some go over 500, but not very often. The bulls will weigh in the neighborhood of about 600-700 pounds atmaturity, from what I have been able to figure out. Some may top 800, and a rare one might go 900 to 1000, but not very often.
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