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Elk Quiz #1

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 12 26, 2014 •  [Post 1]

Thought a few of these may be fun and perhaps educational. Here's the first "Elk Quiz" for your enjoyment.

Once you open the link and start the quiz ensure you:
1. Scroll down with the small slider on the right for each question. Sometimes you have to scroll a bit to see all the available answers.
2. Select your answer by clicking on it until it turns blue, then, click submit.

http://www.quizrevolution.com/QR2/ch/a201925

If you disagree with any of the "correct" answers, let us know and we can discuss. How'd you do?
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Re: Elk Quiz #1

Postby Fridaythe13th » 12 26, 2014 •  [Post 2]

just like school for me 75% correct. I hope.
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Re: Elk Quiz #1

Postby under H2O hunter » 12 26, 2014 •  [Post 3]

That was fun.... 100% The last question I had to guess on though.
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Re: Elk Quiz #1

Postby dreamhunter » 12 26, 2014 •  [Post 4]

80 % I feel good for a pop quiz.
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Re: Elk Quiz #1

Postby dreamhunter » 12 27, 2014 •  [Post 5]

Whats up elk hunters, I figured more of you would have taken this quiz by now. I see lot of you have at least looked at the post. There are no failures here ,only learners. Take the quiz, see what you know and what you might need to educate yourself more on so next fall we can read about your success and celebrate it with you on here.
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Re: Elk Quiz #1

Postby Elkduds » 12 27, 2014 •  [Post 6]

I got 100%

...on my 2nd try :roll:
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Re: Elk Quiz #1

Postby POk3s » 12 27, 2014 •  [Post 7]

I have one "discrepancy". It's on the fist or second question about how any inches of antler an elk can grow per day. I chose 2" and I'm incorrect. So you're telling me the correct answer would be that it takes a 360" bull elk 360 days to grow that antler??? We must be talking length of main beams not "Inches of antler".
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Re: Elk Quiz #1

Postby Elkonthebrain » 12 27, 2014 •  [Post 8]

I've always read an inch to an inch and a half from 90 to 120 days. Im not sure but I always assumed that was each side per day.
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Re: Elk Quiz #1

Postby Wapiti » 12 28, 2014 •  [Post 9]

I have to agree as the bulls are done growing by August and the velvet starts to dry and they start rubbing. The big bulls eat all the velvet as well as chase smaller bulls eat there's !! So if a bull sheds his horns in Feb-March that only leaves between 4-6 months of growing or 120-180 days of growing. So with these numbers roughed out a 300 inch average bull would take 5 months or 150 days growing at 2 inches per day. But also feed and quality feed is needed.

What are your guys thoughts ?

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Re: Elk Quiz #1

Postby ElkNut1 » 12 28, 2014 •  [Post 10]

I believe you guys are looking at the growing process too literal? When the answer is aprox 1" a day this means per tine! Antlers start as nubs then can quickly turn into knobby forks, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's. As they do this each tine can grow an inch a day, once it's a 5 point or 6 point doesn't mean you count 10" or 12"a day it's still an inch a day per tine, this can only stand to reason. If a bull has a 44" or 60" main-beam this means he can grow it's entire rack in a couple of months an inch a day for all tines. Rory, is this your understanding?

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Re: Elk Quiz #1

Postby Huntrgathr » 12 28, 2014 •  [Post 11]

I missed the last one... I rarely, if ever, see calves nursing in November so I was figuring 4-5 months " on the tete" but that's purely from observational evidence .... Need to brush up on my book learnin' :)

As far as the antler growth rate, here is what I recollect ...

There are approximately 150 days of antler production for bulls. Larger bulls shed first to give them more time to grow their new set. Lots of factors affect growth rate including genetics ( most important), age and feed/water conditions but most info I have seen says the average is close to 1/2" per day (1" would be max). How does this equate to score ? It's important to remember that a bull's "score" is based on length of the beam and all points but also factors in measurements for mass and spread, which don't relate to our growth rate estimates. The score also counts both sides of the rack...

So for a single side, the total of the linear measurements would give us a better idea of the growth rate. Lets say one side measured 50", 16,16,9,14,8 ( about a 300" bull). That's 113". Divide by 150 days and you get .753" per day. That's the way I understood it but I could be wrong...
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Re: Elk Quiz #1

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 12 28, 2014 •  [Post 12]

Elknut, Huntrgathr, thanks for that clarification. That is my interpretation of antler growth also; "up to" an inch per day. Pretty phenomenal that the velvet on a bull's antlers can weigh up to 10 pounds also. Dang it, should have saved that for the next quiz :D
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Re: Elk Quiz #1

Postby Lefty » 12 28, 2014 •  [Post 13]

I did mark 2" of growth
Then missed two because I didn't scroll . :oops:
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Re: Elk Quiz #1

Postby Ghost » 12 28, 2014 •  [Post 14]

Took the test, Ive got some learning to do, that must have something to do with my coming home elk less the last couple of trips :shock:
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Re: Elk Quiz #1

Postby twinkieman » 12 29, 2014 •  [Post 15]

I missed the first one with two correct answers, didn't see the bottom answer... Great job RJ, only 9 more months, much more to learn!!!
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Re: Elk Quiz #1

Postby TheBuzz » 12 29, 2014 •  [Post 16]

That was fun!...Keep them coming?

...on another side note: Is there a "Best" Elk Book publication out there?...regarding Biology?..
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Re: Elk Quiz #1

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 12 29, 2014 •  [Post 17]

TheBuzz wrote:That was fun!...Keep them coming? ...on another side note: Is there a "Best" Elk Book publication out there?...regarding Biology?..


Working on another quiz already, glad you enjoyed it ;) As far as best book available, many will say North American Elk: Ecology and Management by Dale E. Toweill (Compiler), Daniel P. Metz (Editor), Jack Ward Thomas (Editor), and Jack Ward Thomas (Editor). This was recommended to me by GSElkhunter a while back. More elk info than I can retain, lol. Don't buy it new; they can be found pre-owned if you search for $30-$40. I think they're asking $125 and up for new.
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Re: Elk Quiz #1

Postby TheBuzz » 12 29, 2014 •  [Post 18]

I will try amazon. Thank you very much. Kudos to you for your work and effort . :)
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Re: Elk Quiz #1

Postby chipick » 12 29, 2014 •  [Post 19]

Well I ain't no expert that's for sure but I got a lot more to learn then I thought
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