I maintain there is, but it's important to point out that there are easy elk and easier elk. The easy elk is the one you hunt with an outfitter, perhaps via a four-wheel-drive on private land. You do the hunting while the outfitter takes care of dressing, quartering and hauling your animal to a processor. The scenario also holds true for an outfitted horseback trip, though a little (or a lot) of hiking may be involved, depending on the circumstances. Of course, luck can also provide an easy elk, as when an animal ventures so close to a road that after you drop it you can simply drive up and load it in.