I bow hunted from around 1991-2005, always up by Quartz Pass/Lofton Resevour, about 10 miles east of Bly Oregon. Gotten a number of deer there over the years. The population seems to be dropping the last few years, but I've always loved that area. Silver Lake is nice to, Rifle hunted there in 2008 and got a nice fork. Don't do much serious hunting on the west side.
There's a lot of public land and gated private timber (hike or bike in only) up the Skagit. We did lot of deer hunting up there while in College at WWU. Lot of deer, we never saw anything huge though. We were lazy and focused on clearcuts with a little more effort you might have better success that we did, two deer in four years between two hunters.
I often use fresh earth dryer sheets while drying my clothes, after washing them in scent free soap. At some point I started putting these dryer sheets in the plastic tubs that I store my hunting clothes in. This seems to work very will. Anytime I pull my clothes out of the box they reek of fresh earth.
I'm too tight to be buying a bunch of scent loc, which I don't believe in. So this is a good and cheap alternative. I like it so much I even toss one in my backpack to help cover the...