There are better places to hunt elk if the only thing you're after is surrounding yourself with the big animals. Game Management Unit 24, for instance, in central Colorado, is ground zero for the White River National Forest herd, a swarming mass of nearly 48,000 elk. Yet the ratio of bulls to cows there is only nineteen to 100 -- less than two bulls for every ten elk. So if it's a major rack you're after, head north and west to GMU 201. The herd -- the Cold Springs herd -- is small, only 1,000 or so strong. But the ratio of bulls to cows there is forty to 100; out of every ten elk, four will be males.