National Geographic : 1934 May
Photograph byByron Harmon SAPLINGS SUFFER WHERE AMERICAN ELKS CONGREGATE Before ground forage is free from snow, the tender bark of young trees furnishes tempting food, and the limitlesstrunks make convenient rubbing posts toremove "velvet" from antlers. These handsome relatives of the European stag live in herds, each male in the mating seasonwinning bycombat asmall following ofcows. They are plentiful near Banff, their numbers having greatly increased as a result of years of protection. In the deer family they aresurpassed insizeonly bythemoose.