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.
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