Around Bellingham, Blakely Island is the place to go. There are deer everywhere, but they are really small, midget deer. Only problem is getting permission to hunt the private land. If you get permission though, it sounds like essentially a gimme hunt.
You are correct the NW is a large area! I am open to going to any island that has deer and not people. I dont mind putting in a little effort to get away from people, and I dont really care if the deer are a little smaller, I really like the antlers that the coastal blacktails develop. If anyone has hunted any of the islands I would love a heads up on which ones to try. Thanks.
In the spring of 2007 I was the unfortunate recipient of an injury cause by a damaged carbon arrow that shattered on release of the arrow. I was in the yard going to take a few practice shots before dinner and the second arrow is the one that did the damage. That day will forever be burned in my mind. After I release what happened I made mistake #2 I pulled the tail shaft of the arrow out of my hand causing more damage.
Thank goodness that my wife was home and was able to...