This coming fall will be my 3rd season bowhunting. It's quickly becoming quite the obsession!! The past two seasons I've only bowhunted elk, and then did a rifle season deer hunt. However, I would really like to start bowhunting deer as well as elk.
I'm curious to see how most people here that regularly bowhunt both elk and deer split their time?? One one hand, since it is a month long season there is a lot of time to devote to each, but on the other hand, I'm a little concerned if I put in for both in the same year, that neither will get my 100% focus, like they would if I only did one species per year.
Do most of you split time between the two, or do you prefer to only go after one species with bow per year, alternating years??
If both in the same season, do you prefer to try to have tags for both species in the same unit(s) so you can be looking for both at the same time, or do you focus on say elk for a certain time period, then successful or not, switch to a deer hunt?
Just curious to get some feedback on people's thoughts on this, from those who have more experience than I do. This year I am thinking of putting in for both deer and elk in the same unit for archery, I see an advantage of looking for both at the same time, but on the other hand I can see how this "splitting time" could be detrimental as well.