Zachary man takes Colorado elk _lowres

Photo provided by Wayne Day -- Wayne Day, of Zachary, took this elk in Weston, Colorado, on Oct. 11 with a Remington .308 rifle. The elk, one of the largest of the deer species, weighed between 700 and 800 pounds.

Wayne Day, of Zachary, took an elk in Weston, Colorado, on Oct. 11 with a Remington .308 rifle.

The elk, Day’s first, was estimated to weigh between 700 and 800 pounds. The size of the large deer species is not deterring Day from getting it mounted.

“Even though the mount won’t fit inside my house, it will fit inside my grandmother’s, so yeah, I’m definitely getting it mounted,” Day said.

The meat from the large deer was cooked in the form of a roast, and Day said it was drier but tasted not much different than white tail deer meat.

Day took the Colorado trip with Wayne Allison and Scott Masterson, of Zachary, and Steve Young, of Denham Springs.