I used to hunt Idaho for about $1k each year for elk. Some years we went cheap and camped in a tent others we got a room and shared it. I think if you buy the OTC bull elk tag for archery and done fill you can take a cow with a rifle during the rifle season. I could be wrong but that's what I remember. We hunted in the Swan Valley area South of Idaho Falls. The $1k was food, fuel, tag and license for Reno Nv.