well i would like to start off by saying this is the first forum i have ever joined. i have been struggling planning my elk hunt for this year as my wife is due nov 10 so i have to go early. I am a rifle hunter and have been going to colorado but this year the season is to late for me. I have been reserching other states and came across idaho unit 17 they have and otc early season. looking for any advice on what access there are where most people are so i can avoid the crowds and where i can buy a good trail map for this area as i bring my own horses to pack in. Also weather the north side or the south side is better and what to expect as far as terrain as i wont be able to do any scouting before hand this year. Also i have heard that hunting burnt areas is my best chance where can i find out info on burnt areas.