First the local deer in zones D3-5 are cross from a mule deer and a blacktail. None are true blacktail deer. Second any of the zones will suit you well. There is some wilderness areas you can check out (www.wilderness.net) and the El Dorado NF is HUGE!
You can call the local Sacramento BLM office and order up some maps of that area to really get it narrowed down.
As far as tips..stick to what your good at. Your coming a long ways to hunt an area that gets a lot of hunting pressure. If you prefer to still hunt, use the maps and google earth to find an area suitable for that.
Best of luck