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