OK RUFFNECK, you're correct. I didn't offer Minner any advice on where to best spend his points---and I'm sorry about that.
Here's my advice: Move to Colorado. Establish residency. Use those points on ANY Ranching for Wildlife unit--because that's where the best of the best elk reside and non-residents can't apply.
I personally wouldn't try to accumulate 10 or more points to hunt anywhere else. I also think the present point system for elk/deer/antelope/bear stinks and should be modeled more after the sheep/goat/moose system where you accumulate 3 base points and then after that you get another entry in the drawing for each year of not being drawn.
By the way, RUFFNECK, I'm not anti oil & gas, but all the same. I wouldn't hunt the Bosque under it's current conditions. I'm curious though, If you couldn't hunt the BDO, what would your next choice be? (on public land-not private)