The point most don't understand including the DWR is that this unit encompasses two states . Idaho has an over counter tag for elk on the unit and harvest more branch antlered bulls off the N Cache than Utah each year. If they raised the age objective then this shows more ingnorance for the dynamics of elk movement on the unit. Yes the harvest age may equal 5.1 in Utah for the LE hunt however look at harvest percentage. The harvest age class is skewed, most folks have the idea going in they will eventually find a six point bull and well over half go home empty handed. However the few who do shoot an elk normally have found the six point they are looking for. Therefore the advice to decide if you want to eat your tag or fill it . If you don't mind eating the tag then your chances are 50% that you will shoot a bull that meets age objective. Again most of those will be first year five and six points with an occasional 7-8 yr old bull. If we look at all elk harvested on the unit including Idaho's I would wager the average age would be 3 yrs old. Keep in mind Idaho's season opens just as Utah's general season spike closes. These elk have been pushed by Utah hunters for 4-5 weeks not including archery and most are waiting to be harvested just over the border in Idaho. So after Utah has skimmed the cream, next years prospects are thinned by Idaho's meat hunters not worrying about antler size. Again this scenario makes it highly unlikely that you will find a 260" bull much less a trophy elk on the unit.