Elk are beautiful large animals that roam freely throughout the United States in mountainous regions and wild plains. Like their cousins, white-tailed deer, elk spend the majority of their days in the winter searching for food.
In the summertime, elk eat trees and other plant-based foods on farms and gardens; but in the wintertime, natural resources become scarce; so, they tend to eat grasses covered in snow. If elk do find vegetables to eat from organic gardens, they will jump on them quickly. Gardeners: beware.
To protect gardens from elk damage throughout the year, home growers can install elk fencing, the toughest type of plastic fence on the market with a 1400 pound breaking strength. Without fencing, there's no stopping elk from garden damage.