I am an avid hunter and have moved to the Puyallup, WA area this year. I spent most of my life in Michigan hunting every chance I had, and then I lived in Montana last year, hunting every chance I could there. I don't know if I was spoiled by the hunting in MT, but have been very frustrated by the hunting here in WA.
Can someone give me some advice about areas to hunt deer/elk/bear? I would also like to know what kind of tactics are used. I have no problem walking and putting the miles on, but the terrain is so thick, I think that what I have learned from other areas of the US don't really work here in the PNW.
I have the muzzleloading tags for deer and elk for the Western side of the state. I am wondering if I made a mistake and should have chosen Eastern WA. I have spent some time in the woods with my bear tag more or less scouting for deer and elk, but would love a chance at a nice bear. One area I have not been to yet is north of Seattle. Is this worth the drive for me? If so, what area should I go to?
Thanks for any advice you can give.