This video illustrates a very common dilemma when you are looking for a specific caliber of elk. Is he BIG enough? These guys actually had a long time to look over this bull at close range, before ultimately laying the hammer down.
If you are looking for a specific type of elk on a limited draw tag make sure you do a lot of studying & preparing. You cannot beat real world experience & repetition when it comes to field judging elk, but you can elevate your knowledge base by absorbing suggests, ideas & concepts from local experts.