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Basic Info
Level 1
Health-icon 50
MagickaIcon 0
Stamina 25
DamageIcon 5
Loot Venison, Deer Hide, Minor Treasure
Soul Size Petty
Base ID 00023A91

Elk are passive animals found in the wild that can be hunted for their venison, antlers and hide. Their hides can be turned into leather using a tanning rack, one hide yields two pieces of leather, which then can be used in armor-making. Their antlers can be used as alchemy ingredients. Their venison can be used in cooking or can be eaten raw.

Elk are very common and, with the right hunting tactics, fairly easy to kill, though they have slightly more health than deer.


They can often be seen running from other predators such as bears and hunters. Although normally passive, the elk will still attack the Dragonborn if under the influence of a Spriggan or spells like Fury are cast on it and if the Dragonborn is the closest thing to the elk. Elk can also be seen wandering together with deer.

Elk can be reanimated with the conjuration spell Raise Zombie. They do not aid their summoner in combat, but can be used as a distraction.



  • Male elk are larger, have darker fur, and have larger antlers than females.
  • While its antlers do not resemble the modern day elk, it may be modeled after the now extinct Irish Elk.


This section contains bugs related to Elk. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

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  •  360   PS3   Sometimes, elk can run along the ground underwater.
  •  360   Sometimes, when an elk is killed, it will turn vertically with its head in the ground and become impossible to loot.


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