Went elk hunting the first weekend of the season (November 2 was opening day) and although the wolves were back in the area we hunt, my group of 4 hunters harvested 5 elk in the first 3 days. Just a FYI we usually shoot cows for the meat and pass up rag horn bulls because they are about the same size as a good cow but taste a lot gamier.
This year we could put in for a "B" elk tag which allows you to shoot an additional calf/cow and 3 of us put in for that tag thinking they would be rare, and so of course all 3 of us drew one! We could have harvested 7 elk total but after the 5th one we got tired of gutting and dragging and decided to go home (woe is me, hehe)
I finished butchering my elk last Tuesday and after the backstraps and roasts, I ground 174lbs of elk burger, (woe is me again)
Our elk camp usually tags out (gets all the elk we can legally shoot) and have done so for the last 4 years, the unique things was I recovered a bullet from one of the cows and here is a pic, it is a 270 Winchester, 130 grain Barnes X bullet and this one shattered both front legs before hanging up under the skin on the far side. When I say shattered, I mean completely decimated the bones into little tiny pieces. Not what we look for in a good kill but def did the purpose in which it was launched downrange.
It is a 130 grain bullet and after breaking the living batcrap out of the front leg it still has 117 grains left.
I have harvested 10 elk using this gun/bullet combination, they are 1 shot kills and usually I get complete pass throughs.