Elk Meat is dark, coarsely grained, mild with a sweet flavor. Our Elk is a purebred Wapiti raised by small independent farmers near their native ranges in New Zealand. They are pasture raised on grass and leaves. No growth hormones or antibiotics when raising these animals. Elk meat tastes similar to beef but is a little milder and sweet. The USDA National Nutrient Database shows that raw wild elk provides 94 calories, 1.2 grams of fat (0.5 grams saturated), 19.5 grams of protein, and 47 milligrams of cholesterol for a 3-ounce serving.