Tonight I went to a lecture at the library about conservation efforts to re-establish large game populations in this area. The lecturer covered that all the animals he was talking about are protected and cannot be hunted, but as populations increase, hunting may be an option in the future. Someone asked if all the animals were edible, and he replied that all were edible, but some were not particularly tasty, but that elk were very good eating. (elk being the largest of the deer family).
Then one woman asked if one could go to the Elks Lodge and eat elk.
He very kindly explained that the Fraternal Order of the Elks was just that, a fraternal service club not unlike the Masons, and no, they did not eat elk at their lodge.