Posted 10 November 2008 - 09:04 PM
The best advice is get to a pro shop that has a range. They can fit you for a bow and usually they'll let you try several different models in your price range. I took a buddy of mine over to Bowtech last week while he was up visiting me and got him hooked on bow hunting. He had never shot a bow in his life and ended up getting a Diamond "Rock" model, with a dozen arrows, release, wrist strap, stabilizer, peep sight, 6 arrow quick release quiver, and case for about $600. I gave him an old sight & rest that I had laying around or it would have been about an extra $80. The first guy to introduce me to bow hunting told me to stick with a single cam model since there is no worry of the cams being out of tune. His theory made sense to me so that's what I usually recommend. As for a target, forget the expensive "block" or bag targets. Get yourself several bales of hay and some paper poster-style targets. Other than that it's practice, practice, practice. Oh, and when you get tired be sure to set your bow down and come back later. Keep it fun or you'll lose interest. Good luck!