It has been a long winter for this guy, spotted him slowly walking across frozen lake. If he was successful during the fall rut season, he didn't have time to eat. Winning Elk can lose fair amount of weight, keeping other bulls away takes lot of effort. Followed that up with heavy snowfall winter, challenge goes up for the already less nutritious food coming across their way. They draw the calcium back into their body from the antlers before they fall off, every bit helps. Spring is here and snow will melt, providing all the food the Elk need to continue their way off life. For this elk walking on the lake, belly will be full again.
Until next moment,