I grew up in Idaho, still own land there! My brothers are out huntin' elk and muley's this week.
I have hunted in several western states. Idaho is probably the most misunderstood of them all. The way they manage their herds,
in my opinion, is suspect at best. They have everything set up in zones, and in each zone they have various types of tags. These things can be very conflicting.
If I were you, and this is only my opinion, I would put in for a general elk license, and a zone Mule deer license in WYOMING!
It's a draw so if your really set on going you can go on the website and check the drawing odds in certain areas and even spend the extra $ to buy the special NR license offered.... that increases your chances to almost 100%.
Wyoming has a better opportunity to see and shoot more game. Practice shooting at 300-400yds... get comfortable at those distances and you'll double your chances... blah blah blah... Hope this helps. See ya on the ridge top..By.