Things you dislike in GTA V in GTA 5 Post-Release Discussion Posted September 19, 2013 · Report reply Elk are just a subspecies of deer. It's possible that the area has a higher population of elk than deer, and Rockstar reflected this in the game. Yeah but that's no excuse.. They are very different animals, I should know, I've killed them both hah And just because they are related doesn't mean they are "pretty much the same" or "close enough." I think that makes them look really retarded but it doesn't spoil the game..