Moose, Deer, Elk, & Camel Statues

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Moose [gone]
Gorham, NH
Moose and Hunter
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
The Moose in Gorham was installed in front of Moose Meadow Mini Golf. He was produced by R.P. Creations. By 2022, the property had been sold. The mini golf and Moose were gone.

This Moose and Hunter are located at the Totem Pole gift shop. It has been there since at least 2009. [map]

Rocky and Bullwinkle
West Hollywood, CA


The Rocky and Bullwinkle was based on the cartoon characters that appeared on TV from 1959 through the 1960s. Bullwinkle was a moose while Rocky was a flying squirrel. The 14-foot-tall revolving statue was installed in 1961 in front of Jay Ward Productions' offices where the characters were developed. The statue was meant to poke fun at the revolving statue of a cowgirl promoting the Sahara Casino Hotel in Las Vegas which was installed directly across the street. The cowgirl came down around 1971 but Rocky and Bullwinkle remained until 2013. Just weeks after these photos were taken, the statue was removed for restoration. The fiberglass statue had many layers of paper mache and paint added to it over the years. The statue was restored to its original condition and look. In 2014, it was put on temporary display at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills. There were plans to install the statue in 2015. However, in 2017, the statue was still in storage. In 2020, the statue was finally reinstalled in West Hollywood. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Moose [gone]
Land O' Lakes, WI
Rothschild, WI
Tomahawk, WI
Pinedale, WY
The Moose in Land O'Lakes was installed in front of Big Rob's Loose Moose Pub & Grill. It was gone by 2021 and the building was housing a different restaurant.

The Moose in Mosinee in located in front of the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center. [map]

The Moose in Tomahawk stands in front of the Big Moose Supper Club. He is about 18 feet tall. [photo thanks Mark Comstock] [map]

The Moose in Pinedale is installed in front of the China Gourmet restaurant. [map]

Land O'Lakes, WI
Puyallup, WA
Custer, SD
This Moose in Land O'Lakes stands in front of Rick Bernier Taxidermy. [map]

The Moose in Puyallup is installed on the roof of Muzzleloaders Supply gun shop. [map]

The Moose in Custer stands in front of Ken's Minerals & Trading Post. It was probably created by the same person that made the dinosaurs there. [map]

Batavia, IL
Rapid City, SD
This Moose in Batavia is installed at the Batavia Moose Lodge. There is also a more ordinary moose statue there. [map]

This Moose in Rapid City has been installed on the roof of the Moose Lodge Family Center since at least 2007. [map]

Buena Vista, CO
This Moose was installed in front of Jan's Restaurant around 2018. He was created by Warren Schoedel. The restaurant nicknamed him Bullwinkle. But I have also heard him referred to as Murray the Elk. [map]

Manistique, MI
Moose Lake, MN
The Moose in Manistique is located in front of a Big Boy restaurant. He was painted to wear red and white checkered pants and suspenders like a Big Boy. This statue was previously located in St. Ignace, MI. It was moved here around 2007. These photos are from 2011. By 2016, the statue was repainted a more traditional brown. [map]

The Moose in Moose Lake stands next to the tourist information center. This statue is about nine feet tall. [map]

Kalispell, MT
The scrap metal Moose sculpture was created by Kirsten Kainz. It has been installed in front of the MacKenzie River Pizza Company since at least 2007. [map]

More Moose:
Morris, IL
Biwabik, MN [map]
Karlstad, MN
Mooresville, NC
Hoosick, NY
Riverton, MB
Grand Falls, NB
Cow Bay, NS
Dryden, ON
Hearst, ON
Sault Ste. Marie, ON [gone]
Smooth Rock Falls, ON
Moose Jaw, SK

Orange Moose
Black River Falls, WI
Orange Moose
Black River Falls, WI
Leaping Deer
Black River Falls, WI
The two Orange Moose and Leaping Deer are located just off I-94. The moose was originally located at Moose Peterson's Chevrolet dealership. Peterson's friends painted the statue orange as a prank and he decided to leave it that way. When the dealership closed in the early 1970s, the statue was moved here. According to another source, the moose's orange color comes from a local story about a farmer that found a baby moose and fed it carrot baby food and it grew up to be an Orange Moose. The second orange moose shown here stands in front of the "Orange Moose Bar & Grill", part of the Best Western Arrowhead Lodge & Suites. [Deer & Moose map]; [Orange Moose map]

There's also a Mouse at the same exit.

The Leaping Deer like the one above and below were produced by Sculptured Advertising in Sparta, WI in the early 1960s.

Leaping Deer
St. Ignace, MI
Leaping Deer [gone]
Biddeford, ME
This Leaping Deer in Ignace is in front of Deer Ranch, a deer petting zoo and gift shop. The fiberglass deer is 14 feet tall. [map]

The Leaping Deer in Biddeford was smaller than the others. It was fiberglass and appeared to have a worn down FAST nameplate on its base. It was on display at D'Allaire's Motel and Cottages which had a small collection of statues including a life-sized buggy pulled by two horses and some cast-off mini golf figures. There used to be a Papa Burger which was moved down the street. This photo was taken in 2003. By 2011, the statues were all gone.

Leaping Deer
Wrenshall, WI
Leaping Deer
Antigo, WI
The Leaping Deer in Wrenshall is installed in a park. It was painted white in 2010 to make it unique from the other identical fiberglass statues. It was then proclaimed the World's Largest White Stag. However, by 2011 when this photo was taken, the statue was painted brown again. For more, see this website. [map]

The Leaping Deer in Antigo was mounted on top of the Refuge Restaurant & Northwoods Bar sign. The restaurant is now Michael's Restaurant but the statue remains. [map]

Leaping Deer
St. Germain, WI
Leaping Deer
Fifield, WI
The Deer in St. Germain is installed in front of the Whitetail Inn. [map]

This Leaping Deer in Fifield is located at the Northwoods Supper Club. [map]

Leaping Deer [gone]
Defiance, OH
Leaping Deer
Deerwood, MN
Leaping Deer
Bemidji, MN
Leaping Deer
Ludington, MI
The Deer in Defiance lept in front of Integrity Auto Body. By 2023, the statue was gone.

The Deer in Deerwood is dressed in an orange jacket during hunting season. [map]

The Deer in Bemidji is located at Paul Bunyan's Animal Land. [photo thanks Mark Comstock] [map]

The Deer in Ludington is located at Grassa's Farm Market. [map]

Leaping Deer
Andalusia, AL
This Deer is located in front of Fletcher's Outdoor store. It was installed there sometime between 2013 and 2015. [map]

More Leaping Deer:
Jerome, MI
Danbury, WI
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Biggar, SK

Deer with Rifle [gone]
Hazelhurst, WI
Buck & Doe
Starbuck, MN
Deer Creek, MN
The Deer with Rifle wood-carved statue is located at North Country Taxidermy. The statue has been there since at least 2007. This photo is from 2011. The statue was removed for repairs around 2015. It was still missing in 2018. There are still a couple of fish statues there. [map]

The Buck & Doe in Starbuck are installed in front of the Minnewaska Home. The Buck has a star in his antlers. On this corner, there was previously a leaping deer with a star in its antlers installed in a fountain. For more, see this website. [map]

The Deer in Deer Creek was installed in 1999. [map]

Deer Head
Harper, TX
Reindeer [gone]
Lake George, NY
This Deer Head is located at Lindley's Taxidermy & Deer Processing It was installed sometime after 2013. This photo is from 2018. [map]

These Reindeer were located at Magic Forest. They were installed in front of a Santa and sleigh. In 2018, the owner sold off most of the statues at the park.

Scrappy the Deer
Kadoka, SD
Scrappy the Deer is about 16 feet tall. It was made from scrap metal parts in 2010 by Brett & Tammy Prang of Incredible Metal in Kadoka. It was originally located in Kerrville, TX. In 2013, the statue was moved to Kadoka next to a gas station. [map]

More Deer & Reindeer:
Sleepy Eye, MN
Ghent, NY
Columbus, OH: 1, 2, 3
White Deer, TX
Leader, SK

Seattle, WA
Fillmore, UT
Floral City, FL
Reno, NV
This Camel is one of two installed in front of the Seattle Asian Art Museum. The building was constructed in 1933 as the Seattle Art Museum. These camels are reproductions. They appear to be made of concrete. The original stone statues are from a tomb from the 15th Century Ming Dynasty. They are now displayed inside the Seattle Art Museum which moved downtown in 1994. For more, see this website. [map]

This Elk in Fillmore is located at a Chevron gas station. It appears to be made of aluminum. [map]

This Elk in Floral City is installed in a front yard. I believe there is or was a dinosaur in the same style at the back of the property near the water. [map]

This Elk in Reno is part of the sign at the Mark Fore & Strike sporting goods store. This sign is probably from the 1970s. [map]

More Camels:
Camels (Sunny Isles Beach, FL)
Camel (Freeport, ME)
Glenboro, MB

Elkhorn Arch
Afton, WY
The World's Largest Elkhorn Arch was built from 1956-1958. It is composed of more than 3,000 antlers mounted on a rectangular iron frame. The antlers were naturally shed and collected by Boy Scouts at the Wyoming Elk Preserve near Jackson, WY. The 75-foot-wide arch spans four lanes of traffic downtown. There are two smaller elkhorn arches on both sides which span the crosswalk. Above the main arch, there was a separate text panel with the city's name lit in neon. The antlers are painted annually with a weatherproof plastic coating. In 2005, the two life-sized bull elk were installed above the arch. The wood statues were created by a local artist, Jonathan LaBenne, aka the Bear Man. When they were installed, the original text panel was removed. The city name is now composed of unlit plastic letters on the base which supports the statues. Since 2018, the arch has been wrapped in strands with thousands of white lights by the local fire department for the Parade of Lights and Christmas holiday season. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Peru, IN
Danville, VA
Florida, MA
La Junta, CO

Boulder City, NV
Pueblo, CO
Tacoma, WA
Many Elks Lodges around the country display elk statues of different designs. The Elk in Peru is installed on the roof while the Danville Elk is located in front of the building. Some other examples are in Lynnfield, MA and Oneonta, NY. [Peru map]; [Danville map]

The Elk in Florida is located at the Whitcomb Summit. The statue was dedicated in 1923 as a tribute to Elks Club members that lost their lives in WWI. [map]

The Elk in La Junta is installed above the entrance to the Elks Lodge. For more, see this website. [map]

The Elk in Boulder City stands on the roof of the Elks Lodge. [map]

The Elk in Pueblo is part of the facade above the entrance to the Elks Lodge. The elk's antlers and the building are accented with light bulbs. [map]

The Elk in Tacoma is located at the Elks Lodge which was built in 1915-1916. The organization has moved to a new location. The building now houses The Old Hangout bar. The Elk's antlers have been extended. [map]

More Elk:
Syringa, ID
Macon, MO
Butte, MT [vintage; gone]
Vegreville, AB
Oanole, MB
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