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.
The first deer I shot, way back in 1958, was taken to the local meat shop and processed into steaks, roasts and some burger. Back then in that little Idaho town, when you took a deer into the butcher, you got the same deer back. Unfortunately, times have changed. The last time I took an animal to a butcher, in the mid 60's, I don't have a clue who's meat I got back, but I sure don't think it was mine. I ended up throwing the burger as it stunk the house up every time we...