Remember that the western side of the state by Cody has a lot of wilderness areas. Nonresidents are required to have a licensed buide or outfitter to be able to hunt there. You may also want to check out the sierra madres or the snowy mtn areas for elk. Just another option. The black hills area has great potential but access to public land is very limited in places. Just make sure you really research your areas and make sure you arent in any wilderness areas or you could be paying for a guide as well.