What do Elk Eat (Elk Forage)?
The following plants are some of the more common examples of elk forage found throughout the Rocky Mountain area. Chances are good that if you find any of these plants in abundance in a particular area, elk will be nearby. Also keep in mind that if these plants are in abundance but you do not see any fresh signs of elk in the immediate area, you may want to consider scouting other nearby areas with abundant elk forage until you find sign of fresh elk activity. Also, if you happen to find a high density of these plants growing within or near security habitat and near a source of water, then you have most likely found an elk hot spot.