I can't help with any state but Oregon. Trophy potential is not good, even the best units in the state are what would be average in other states. Not there aren't big bulls in Oregon, just few and far between. The most desireable "trophy" units are 20+ years away to be guaranteed. Who know what it will be like in 2032? If you just want to hunt elk, that can happen every year, there are OTC options and like said before big bull are killed every year OTC. I wouldn't bank points in Oregon, you have a better chance getting a big bull hunting every year OTC then waitning 20+ years to hunt once.