Since I was moving 3 states away, I asked my wife to move with me, before we were engaged. Yeah, living in sin and all that. It worked out, we got married.
That first fall, I hunted EVERY weekend day from opening bow season (Oct 1) through end of season (15 January) with a couple days off during the week hunting also. That was before we were engaged.
So the first year she was living with me, I hunted over 30 days in 3 1/2 months.
It worked. And was fun.
She sees my hunting time as her time. She has a clean house all weekend, does what she wants, etc. The dogs are gone, etc.
Now we have a 4 month old baby, we shall see how it goes. So far, so good. I can't wait until my little girl can/wants to go with me.
Personally I don't see how you got this far without her knowing about this. But she has a point. I work 1 job, no school, hunt. You have a lot going on. Between school, work, work, work, hunting, and her, she does deserve some time. Remember that.