A collective noun for Elk is a gang or a herd. A gang is a group of Elk that live together and a herd is a larger group of Elk that travel together. The term “gang” is derived from the Old Norse word “gangr” which means “to go”. The term “herd” is derived from the Old English word “heord” which means “a flock of animals”. Both terms are used to describe a group of Elk that are together.