OK, I'll throw out the fact that I was a big game hunting guide for a couple of years and I would be willing to take you hunting with me for a couple of days, can you tell I really want to kill a surf scooter?
I regularly see 130+ whitetail, and some true trophies in the 160 class. I will advise you on which tags to apply for, take you hunting for a day or two, and then you're on your own. I'm not promising anything but if you're willing to work for them, I can put you on huge deer. Elk are another thing all together, and after guiding elk hunting, I don't think that it would be a fair trade at all. If you're going to hunt with me I'm going to take you to the range first and make sure you can shoot the rifle you bring. You should be able to shoot up to 250 yards.
I do a lot of scouting. I prefer to hunt cagey mountain whitetail farther from the road than most are willing to walk. I pass on a lot of deer that many would probably shoot, and this year it backfired as I didn't get one.