If your total expenditure was $2,200 including tags and gas, you did damned good. You were out there and ready to capitalize on that once in a lifetime opportunity of a monster elk doing something stupid and wandering into your sights. Go every chance that you get because you never know when those opportunities may no longer exist, or when you physically or financially cannot go anymore. Your odds of killing an elk in even a mediocre area are infinitely better than if you stayed home on the porch. Go for it.