Have hunted whitetails for 11 years in Minnesota and Antelope in Wyoming for two seasons. Have been successful in all my hunting seasons. This year me and my brothers are planning on hunting elk. We are planning on a DIY hunt. We are looking at either Wyoming or Montana, if we can pick up some bull tags that would be great, but if not we would be ok with cow tags. Now to the questions. Which state would be better chances of getting tags over the counter? Which state offers more public lands? And which areas would provide better chances of filling tags, regardless, bull or cow? Have the proper rifles/scope/caliber/load combinations ready to go. Have started with the exercising regimens. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. And if I left something out please feel free to let me know. Thanks in advance.