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Montana hunters also need to be able to correctly identify a moose, an elk, and a pronghorn (antelope).


Moose are dark brown with grayish legs. They have a large, overhanging snout and a dewlap on the throat. The antlers on the male are massive, palmate, and flat.

Moose bull
Male (Bull) Moose
Moose cow
Female (Cow) Moose


Elk are dark brown to tan in color with a yellowish rump patch and tail. The male has large, spreading antlers.

Male and female elks
Male and Female Elk

Pronghorn (Antelope)

These animals are reddish-brown to tan in color with two broad, white bands across the neck. They have a large white rump patch with a short white tail. The male has a large black jaw patch and larger, slightly curved horns with a single prong growing forward.

Pronghorn buck
Male (Buck) Pronghorn (Antelope)
Pronghorn doe
Female (Doe) Pronghorn (Antelope)