I was successful in drawing 3 controlled hunts this year, on my first time applying for them. Usually I just hunt birds and rabbits, but I have wandered around a few times with an OTC deer tag with dismal results..... none of my friends hunt deer, so I'm enrolled in the DIY school of figuring things out . I did have success with deer and antelope in Wyoming last year, so I have experience hunting bigger game and processing the results of my success. I studied the IDFG booklet, called the office and talked to a warden for advice, and chose the hunt areas as best I could. Here's what I put in for and drew: Elk Antlerless in Hunt Area 43-1 1st choice Deer either sex in Hunt Area 39-1 1st choice Antelope either sex in Hunt Area 21A-1 2nd choice I have the deer area doped out with an acquaintance and will hopefully connect. The antelope was my second choice, and is archery only. That's going to be a tough one to convert, and I'm clueless about that area. I know someone who has also drawn that area as well as hunted it (successfully) before, and he said he'd be happy to have me tag along. I'm clueless on the elk area I drew for, so if any of you are willing to give me some general advice for the elk hunt area I'm in, I'm all ears. I would even welcome some company if you want to come along, and would gladly share a generous portion of the harvest if I connect.