Get a subscription to either EBJ or EHJ if you don't already have one. Your situation is exactly why the MRS section is helpful. There are good areas in Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, etc.
I'd also encourage you to look beyond just the harvest odds, number of hunters, etc. Think of the kinds of terrain you want to experience, the other types of wildlife you would enjoy seeing, nearby points of interest that you would enjoy, climate based on early or late hunts, season length, on and on and on. A hunting partner would also be an important factor. Whether you plan on bringing someone or finding an in state partner, I think you are more apt to find success and have a more memorable experience with a good partner. A bad partner can have the exact opposite effect.
And welcome, by the way!