I highly recomend CO. My brother and I went OTC in the 2010 3rd season and he connected on a bull. We did lots of research but settled on some national forest land and a campsite.
Let me tell you that tent camping in third season was an adventure but not undoable.
The posters on this board have always had tons of great info.
I had almost as much fun in planning and anticipating the trip...almost.
You guys will have a blast.