Can't help you a whole lot because i'm from Oregon but.... Have you taken Hunters education yet? That would be a good start if you've never hunted before. It would get you started with some good basic safety skills.
Then.... talk to Fish and Game, Talk to the Washington equivilant of the Oregon Hunters Association.
Oregon has some good programs and maybe Washington will have something also.
We hear more and more about giant bucks these days.
Hunters are on a mission, scurrying to and fro – and even from state to state - trying to find the “perfect” hunting area where big bucks abound and they are found chasing does at all hours of the day.
These properties exist but they are expensive to maintain and generally, very expensive to hunt!
Let’s look at possibilities closer to home – your land, your lease or land that you have permission to hunt!
My brother and I are fortunate to...