I recently posted some photos of a trip I sponsored to hunt elk in Texas. All five of us were successful and really enjoyed the experience. I received a few comments that real elk hunting is done out West.
I believe you cannot beat a stroll in the Rockies for elk. It is breathtaking and much more demanding. But if we look at the big picture, the hunts in Texas serve a lot of people very well.
I hunted the mountains in Colorado and New Mexico for a number of years. Mostly with clients. But there are a number of people that cannot handle the high elevation of the Rockies. The handicapped, elderly, or some type of breathing condition can certainly prohibit them from climbing the Rockies.
Lastly, look at the faces of this father-son combo and rest assured they had a great time with many memories.