So I am planning an elk hunt for this upcoming fall (2013) archery season. Obviously whatever tag I get will have to be an over the counter. The cheapest that I've found so far are Oregon and Colorado. So basically I am asking which state you would choose and also which national forest would you hunt. This will be my first elk hunt and I am doing a DIY hunt. I read an article where Mark Seacat lists the top ten public lands for elk (the top 3 were Oregon's Siuslaw National forest, Montana's Beaverhead-Deerlodge National forest, and Colorado's White River National Forest).