I've done some scouting up there this year, and will be elk hunting first season with friends who have hunted there for several years. But its my first, so take this for what it's worth... I think serviceberry mountain and the northern edges of the national forest will be your best bet. My friends tell me that they almost never see deer in the national forest where we will be hunting, but they are all over the ranch lands down lower. So I would suggest looking for lower elevation public lands, north of the national forest, or along the lower edges of the forest. There are pockets of BLM ground that look interesting to me. I suggest north because it is harder to get to and likely to receive less pressure than the grounds near Craig.
Everyone has different ideas about trophy pictures. Looks around and you will see "long armers," "set behinders," "big cheesers," and "blood covered brutes." I have a few tips to keep your trophy pictures from being laughers or worse yet just plain gross.
#1 Clean it up. Try to avoid bullet holes, gut pile, mass amounts of blood, and the tongue sticking out. You don't want your big buck to look like a angry 1st grader with his tongue out or a MMA fighter during the 3 round.
#2 Long arming...