While my main hunting interest is focussed on Africa, I do have a lovely Winchester 1895 takedown model in .405 Win, fitted with a Providence Tool Company Pattern 21 receiver sight, and this rifle keeps begging me and pestering me to take it to the USA on an elk hunt. So I have decided that the only way I will stop its nagging is to give in and take it after elk next year, or the year after! The problem, though, is that my budget is quite tight at the moment as I have some planned African hunts coming up in the next year or two, so I am looking for an inexpensive, non-resident elk hunt that won't suck up too much of my African hunting budget. Accordingly, I am thinking about either an unguided hunt or a semi-guided hunt. I am not looking for a record book elk, just a nice representative bull to placate my nagging rifle! However, one issue with an unguided or semi-guided hunt, as a foreigner, is that I do not want to shoot an animal and let the meat go to waste. I have been doing some research on the internet, reading everything I can find about unguided and semi-guided hunts, but the amount of information is overwhelming and, for a non-resident, hard to sort through. So I thought that I would throw the subject open here and ask if anyone has any suggestions or recommendations for an Aussie hunter looking for a bull elk, hopefully for 2015?