The hills and mountains and valleys are alive with hunters, now that elk and deer season are in full swing and the weather's turned cooler. The Idaho Fish and Game department has a great planning site for hunters at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/hunt/
If you're new to North Idaho it's not likely you'll find hunters who will share their tried and true best places to hunt. Even our neighbor answered only "the St. Joe" when asked where he'd bagged this 5-point elk. Now that narrows it down. :)
Be safe, wear hunter orange and happy hunting!