As hunters argue the right to shoot wapiti , or white baiters to maintain 100-year-old fishing rituals, it's often about traditional values or perceived ‘rights’ going head to head with the realities of commercial pressure.
The KFI is a measure of fat reserves and has been shown to be a significant predictor of fetal sex ratios in wapiti .
The National Wildlife Society judged his comprehensive wapiti study, The Elk of North America, the ‘outstanding publication on terrestrial wildlife’ in 1951.
Although wapiti was reintroduced into southern Yukon in the 1950s, it has not appreciably extended its range or expanded its present numbers of about 200.
The remaining loci were derived in other ruminants: red deer, caribou, gazelle, and wapiti (Cervus elaphus canadensis).
The American elk is one of the large deer which may also be called wapiti ; the name is used of C. elephus or its subspecies in Asia.
We have a wapiti [elk], which was shot in Canada by one of the pilots in 1917 and subsequently mounted in the Mess.
The wapiti was much bigger than the eastern whitetail: moose were larger yet: with the ‘buffalo’ being the heaviest four-footed animal on the continent.
A wapiti lies upside down to the lower right.
In summer, the wapiti 's coat is sleek and tawny brown, with a large buff-coloured rump patch.