Being in nature. Points to the basics of life and longing for freedom and simplicity; if held captive, you are unable to live out your physical urges, your male instincts, your need to roam about.
The image of the elk is also connected to the sense of wide-open spaces that is usually expressing a longing for mental clarity and openness. As a mighty animal, the elk elicits awe about the nature of passion.
A symbol of self-development and redemption. Also masculine power and superpower. In myth, it corresponds to the “Huhertus Elk,” a white elk with a cross between his antlers.
To see him is considered a sign of special grace.
Folklore: Erotic meaning.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The reindeer’s sensitivity, poise, and nobility are attributes that may influence your character.
A team of reindeer can represent a team of leaders delivering products or gifts to the world. Its mystical association with Saint Nicholas or Santa Clause associates reindeer with one who bnngs gifts and fulfillment of the deepest wishes.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
As in the story of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, if you dream of a reindeer, then you are realizing that your unique and “strange” qualities are your greatest gifts to your community and to the world. Your subconscious mind is giving you the message to let your light shine in the unique way that only yours can.... Strangest Dream Explanations