For several reasons, Idaho is one of the least talked about of the major elk hunting destinations in the country. It may have something to do with its geographic location; west of the first line of elk states for eastern hunters (Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico), and those west of Idaho have their own elk to hunt, with the exception of much of California. But even for the Californians, it’s often easier to get to Colorado, Arizona, Utah or Oregon. Maybe it’s the negative press from the wolf reintroduction (but this is affecting Montana, Wyoming, and New Mexico too). It also seems Utah and Arizona overshadows Idaho, probably due to the number of tightly managed trophy areas. Whatever the reason, Idaho is really a state that deserves a closer look, especially if you don’t like draws or if you feel disadvantaged with no preference points.