If your not in it for the trophy then why bother. Tags and fees for nonresident hunters are too high to hunt for just the meat. Even when I hunt at home and its free I still covet my tag and try to harvest a trophy or go home empty handed. All you meat hunters could do the trophy hunters a big favor by limiting you hunting to Colorado's over the counter elk tags in nonmanaged units. Because by applying in the managed units you are taking away a opportunity for someone else. That is if you truly feel that meat hunting is the way to go.