I'm a midwesterner looking to start broadening my horizons and try some western hunting, but I have no experience. I have hunted black bear and whitetail all my life and I have always wanted to elk hunt but I don't know where to start. I have several questions like, what states are good to start putting in for, and where are some good places to start educating myself. Maybe someone here was in my shoes years back and can tell me what they did to start....Thanks a lot for the help!!