Hey Nut, I saw an add for a ranch a little north of here near Johnson City, Texas where you can get a cow elk for $500. Plus, the $35 liscense (over the counter), plus your travel and food. Its year round hunting, its bow or gun. When do you want to do it? You could get one in a couple of days probably. There's other states with that too, like PA, that's probably closer to you.