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.
Here is a very handy and effective device I use to dispense corn with - but it could also be used to dispense any other seed or deer feed.
I had an old feeder that had a failed motor... I made a set of brackets to attach the feeder to the rear of the 4 wheeler - the lower one encircles the feeder and has a forward section with holes drilled in the outer ends of the bracket... these holes align with two 5/16" bolts that drilled into the rack of the 4 wheeler.
The upper bracket is an "L" shaped...