A Wild Elk Farm: Raising Elk for Profit

A Colorado ranching family has demonstrated for nearly two decades that raising elk on their wild elk farm for the commercial market is more profitable than traditional livestock farming.



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With the help of a single hired hand, Wyman maintains his elk in three separate herds. The first group consists of 60 or so head pastured near ranch headquarters. These animals are about as close to being domesticated as elk are ever likely to come.
PHOTOS BY BRANSON REYNOLDS
Wild elk fighting
Antlers shorn, the bull on the left still defeated his heavily antlered opponent.
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