i put in for mainly bow hunts or any weapon hunts here in New Mexico, but for animals like Oryx, if I draw a depredation hunt, I bring along the rifle as they are far and few between, the range depredation also use rifle..
but i use bow for almost everything else, other than coyotes
I look forward to opening day of bow season every year and try and hunt at least 2 or 3 days a week ( or until I run out of tags ) work permitting We have a long season here in Delaware opens Sept 1st and goes till Jan 31st I always bring my bow during guns seasons just in case the urge hits me
This will be my 3rd season bowhunting and I haven’t carried my 308 in the woods since. I do still like to hunt with my smokepole on occasion, however, last year carried along my bow as well everytime I toted my BP rifle. I guess last season it was about 85% bow and 15% BP. Something about alll that smoke when you shoot is still pretty cool to me.