A cow elk, surrounded.

Cow Elk are the female members of an elk herd encountered in any elk territories. Their scent trail is magenta. They can easily be identified visually due to their thinner necks and lack of antlers.


When hunted, they are more noticeably more skittish than the male, choosing to flee even when provoked. They are extremely wary of the player, their mate and their pack, trotting around nervously or running away when approached.

They generally stay close to their herd, rarely venturing away from the bull elk unless chased far enough away. When a cow has been drastically weakened, she will begin to fight back against her attacker until she has been killed. 


  • They are the only female prey animal in-game; all other prey animals are 100% male.


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