I think I'll stay with the ML and shotgun this season and use the spring and summer to learn something about bow shooting and hunting. I have property in Pattenburg (zone 10) so the ML season starts the week of Thanksgiving (I think). According to the guys in the club, the property is loaded with deer. I also have a spot in Jefferson, Hainesville and West Amwell. I should get plenty of time in the woods this year if work cooperates. Can't wait.