Summer, autumn, and winter diets of elk in Saskatchewan

Hunt, HM.

Canadian Field-Naturalist 933: 282-287

1979


Accession: 000760773

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Abstract
Rumen contents of 88 elk (Cervus elaphus) collected in summer, autumn and winter showed that woods browse was the preferred fodder while forbs formed 13-17% of rumen contents, and sedges and grasses 7-8%. In autumn cultivated crops constituted 25% of rumen contents while in summer there was a high proportion of browse.