I'll be another to again welcome you to this great big-game hunting web site. :thumbsup1:
It has been 6 days since your last post. Did you get back into that herd of 30 and this time shoot? Personally, I am not passing on the first Elk in shooting distance... because it will be my first elk. After I get that behind me then I might be selective - maybe. I won't tell you that you should have shot at the first animal - you know that now. Keep the effort as it will pay off. That is what I keep telling myself!
Stick with this site and you will learn a great deal more.