I am a complete newb to bear hunting, but it is something that I've wanted to do for a long time. I've hardly any experience with guided hunts in general, but I was thinking about doing it for my first bear. I was thinking next spring or maybe even this fall if the time is right, but my question is this: would I be better off trying to draw a tag on public land and do it myself or should I go with an outfitter? If DIY, how do I start? What state is a little more DIY friendly for bears? If an outfitter, any recommendations? I have a guy in ID that I have been speaking with that run a small outfit for six days guided under $2K and there is a shot at wolves. Not sure what I should do, and this is all very new to me. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.