CM... it was never a matter of disbelief on the damage or nusance that can be created by an animal the size of an elk. My whole point in even putting my two cents worth was to hopefully make a few people think a little bit. Deer ..down on my end can be pretty pesky critters doing a lot of the same things the elk are doing to y'all. There still a few people that blame the deer population on KDF&WR and I still here every once in a while a statement they should be paying for the damage caused to my garden..crops..vehicles. However its a lot less complaints now than years ago. The main reason the complaints are less is because deer hunting became more popular and those complainers began deer hunting or found a way to make some income off their land from deer hunters. I think or hope as the elk populations increase ...draws will increase...problem areas addressed...and things will eventually ballance out. Its not going to happen quickly and like us & deer ....residents will learn to accept the good & bad...or at least it dulls the agrivation with time. Good luck with the toms as well.