Bulls of this size bring $10,000 or more.
Elk hunting generates hundreds of millions annually across the West. For thousands of Western ranchers, elk make the difference between financial survival and failure.
The Department and Park Service removal policies severely impact these native animals across huge areas of far-West Texas, denying landowners and economically-pressed local communities badly-needed income, and hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities to the public.
It is amazing that the state and federal agencies charged with the protection and restoration of indigenous animals have undertaken to eradicate elk from those properties entrusted to their care in far-West Texas.