I am all about Deer, Elk, Bear, Kitty cats, yotes, Grouse, been wanting to try turkey hunting but just have not had the oppurtunity yet. and this all is done in the state of Washington. although i have hunted in Oregon when i lived there. we would head up to the sled springs area for deer and elk. Love it over there.
Our licenses in California start on July 1st and the first season that is open for me is rabbits. So I usually start off with a couple of rabbit hunts followed by archery deer, doves, quail, general (rifle) deer season, 2nd archery season and band tail pigeons, then more quail and rabbits until the end of January. That's it until the end of March when spring turkey kicks in.
Pigs are available year-round and I think this is finally the year I break down and go after some fresh pork!
I always have my eye open for an opportunity at taken down a wiley coyote but haven't sealed the deal yet in Cali.
If you're lucky enough to be on private land and can leave your stand up during the off season you can tie an old piece of cloth or something of the sort to your stand. I like to use an old camo bandana that I have. That way the deer get used to the movement and eventually don't bother even looking up when there is slight movement. This may just give you the time to draw your bow or raise your gun without being detected.