By the way, if you just want meat, a cow elk tag is much easier to draw than a bull tag. There are many more of them and less demand. There are no doe deer tags offered, though.
A good opportunity to scout territory is to get spring and fall javelina tags, they are draw, too, but usually easy to get and often have left overs available for over the counter purchase. Also available online, sometimes, check the website to be sure, That gives the opportunity to get into the area and look around and also take home some very good sausage and ham.