After discussing the change in elk season dates with a few other hunters, I'm wondering if the change will make any real difference for anybody. Specifically, I'm wondering about hunting habits. I always hunt deer during the general season in the same place that I've hunted since I was a kid. There are no elk there and hasn't been for about 20 years now. Then I go after elk in another location where there are relatively few deer. I hunt elk and deer very differently and this last year, I even had different bow set ups for each species. In an ideal world, there'd be two separate seasons - deer first with an elk hunt during the rut. So I'm wondering if I'm in the minority.