Heck! Don't throw them away!
Mount foot pegs and straps on the sides so you can wear them as stilts. There must be lots of places locally where you could stomp around making elk tracks that would get people's adrenalin flowing.
I don't know how far you live from Jayco, but if you could circle his house a few times some night he would likely be made to feel a lot better. He didn't get an elk this year, you know. His car broke down. He would likely get really cheered up to think that they would actually travel right over to his place.
Don't do it twice though. Most likely after he spots the tracks the first time he'll be sitting in his rocking chair by the window, and he'll have his rifle loaded and ready.
I hear that Coyote Hunter has been sitting at home a lot. Maybe you could get somebody who lives near him to cheer him up that way too.
Don't waste those elk legs.