Im starting early researching for a diy public land elk hunt next year and was looking for some info on states to go and what state has good elk herds and numbers. I'm will be gun hunting them, i would pay for some land access for a better shot at a better chance of harvesting a bull. Are the odds for killing a respectable bull on public land hard to do. Im willing to put on lots of miles and hard work to be succcessful in this hunt. Any info on this would be awesome.