I grew up in Morton Wa, East Lewis County, I moved to Utah, sure WA doesn't have the trophy quality most states do, but you guys think WA draw odds or a joke, Utah has one of the biggest jokes of a draw I've ever put into, I loved general season in WA. I'm an archery hunter, archery season starts in August here, so you get no rut hunts for deer or elk, You MIGHT get lucky here the last week of archery season and see little to no rut action, but everywhere has it's up and downs, and the rut hunt for mulies is muzzy hunt the first week in November, an again, still quite warm here then so little to no rut action, it's tough to hunt Utah, if I didn't like hunting I would of hung it up after the first year I put in, but it's where I live now. Also you only get to hunt 1 unit here. Atleast WA state you can go where you want, Plus you draw a Limited Entry Elk tag for resident here is $285 which is ridiculous, plus the $38 combination fee, plus app fees, it adds up quick, when I left WA in 2014 I paid less than $100 for deer elk bear and cougar, if you get lucky you can draw those tags under 10 point's, but if you want a coveted elk tag or bear or cougar or deer tag, your like 15 - 20 years to draw tags here, I just want to hunt, I don't care much for the draw, not to mention you have to draw a general season deer tag here, it's ridiculous. Elk numbers are low, general season elk hunts suck, so many people here and less in WA state.
Although I do put in for Moose in WA state, i'll be back someday!!
Good luck to all hunting and draws this year!!!!