Hi All, I joined a long time ago but haven't been an active participant. I hope ya'll can tolerate a few beginner questions. I grew up hunting in thickets in the South, but reading Field & Stream and Outdoor Life and dreaming of a 'Western hunt.' I'm trying to make my first DIY foray this year, but it's problematic. Due to work commitment, the earliest I can get away is mid-October. I may or may not be able to get away in November. I'd love to hunt elk, but am also interested in mule deer. I have no tag. I'm not necessarily a long range hunter, but I do want the classic experience of glassing from the ridge and then stalking. Do I have any options? Which state and game management units should I start researching? I'm just asking ya'll to help me narrow it down and give me some ideas (or a reality check). Many thanks.