Bow Hunting is like a drug. Once you hunt with one you cant stop. You can spend a fortune on one or you can buy cheap one. Its all really on what you want. I have been bow hunting whenI was 9 years old. I have a bowtech alliance?!? and a PSE firestorm. The bowtech is nice, but also around 1300 setup. Picked my PSE up for 250 setup, I would rather hunt with it than the bowtech. Best thing to do is look at several bows, pick them up see what you like. Then it is all up to you. And your wallet, you dont have to spend alot of money for a nice bow. GOOD LUCK!!