Thanks Wilderness Gateway, You are correct in the 8-9 hour drive (or less)being a factor. I have mostly been focusing on ID and WA for that reason. I can take the Friday before season off, Drive over there and be ready to hunt Saturday Morning.... unless i am packing in and then i have to allow another day anyway. Some of the hunts that Exbiologist discussed would be well worth the extra travel time.
I've also been looking at WA hunts up around White Salmon. 2.5 hours and i can be hunting.