A buddy of mine and I, both Minnesota residents, are looking to possibly do a self guided elk hunt next year, but neither of us have hunted elk before and don't really know where to start. We have been looking at Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, and Idaho as possible hunting locations. We are going to archery hunt and want either a bull only tag or an either sex tag. We are looking for any information on possible buying over the counter tag oportunities, and also information and if this is not available anywhere, what states have the highest draw percentage. We are both college kids, so price is somewhat of an issue, but want to hunt elk no matter where we have to go and what we have to pay for a tag, but we don't want to go on a guided hunt. Any information would be helpful. If anyone knows any specific zones that are good that would also be helpful. We are planning on spending the off season learning as much about hunting elk as possible. Also, what options are there for Elk hunting in Canada? Any non residents out there that have had any experiences, both positive and negative, hunting elk in one of these states?