By my math bow season is just a little more than twice the length on the gun. Not trying to start a debate by any means, just pointing out for those that think the bow season is so long. And if you take into account the days that the guns overlap with the bow the bow only days are 80 and gun 42. So, I would think the with the bow odds greatly lower than using a rifle, a bow season twice as long as the gun days is just about right. I need to get back in the stand! Good luck no matter what your method, I prefer both.