So I have been wanting to go hunting for a couple of years now, and it looks like I have a more experienced person who wants to go too. That's the good news, here's the problem. He hasn't hunted in years, and well, I haven't been hunting ever (as a hunter, anyway). I know this kind of question gets asked often, so I don't want to offend anyone, and honestly I understand why people get upset when they are asked where the "holes" are. But, here it goes, without getting into specific areas, are there any general recommendations for units to try and draw for? And, since the likelihood of drawing is slim next year, any suggestions for units that are general season? We are thinking either deer (probably not blacktail), or elk. Maybe both? We might also get some other tags depending on where we end up (I hear bear roast is tasty!). We are in the Portland area, and don't mind driving and camping. We are happy to put in our own scouting etc, so please don't think I am asking for specifics. Being completely honest we are somewhat worried about the Coast Range (can get pretty harry in season from what I understand), and would prefer to be in the Central to Northern part of the state. I genuinely would be grateful for any tips you guys would be willing pass along. Unfortunately all the hunters in my family passed away before I could learn from them, so I am a little on my own here.