So why in the heck am I trying to get back into archery? Simply put, I wanna hunt whitetail! The wonderful (sarcasm) state of MD has deemed that I may never own a firearm because of an arrest while I was camping on watershed property. I had a switchblade in my pocket. There's nothing more to the story LOl. They hit me with concealed deadly automatic weapon. I was tried and found guilty. Thusly, I thought I'd never get to take my first whitetail. I was pretty sure I was out of luck as far as ever getting to feel the rush of having a deer sighted in, focusing on my breathing and waiting for the right moment to squeeze the trigger (whether it be on a rifle or a wrist release) But the worst blow was I figured I was out of luck as far as ever being able to go target shooting with my son as my father had with me or ever taking my boy (or my little girl!) hunting for the first time. Then it hit me while watching The Walking Dead of all shows (thanks Darryl). BOW HUNT! If it was good enough for my ancestors to take buffalo with 150 years ago I'm sure with modern technology I can manage a deer LOL. BUT, I have no idea where to start. I've looked into crossbows and compunds but have very little idea of what I'm actually looking at. I think I'd be accurate with a crossbow fairly quickly as I was always good with rifles and handguns. I understand they're different, but the concept remains. However I'm finding myself being romanced by the skill it takes to hunt with a compound. If I'm taking an animals life whether it be to feed my family or for sport I feel like I should have to work for it and earn it. Opinions or ideas anyone? As far as my "bio" goes, I'm 30 and married with two great kids. My son will be four in May and my daughter will be one a little less than a week later. My wife and I have been married for 10 years. We live in Baltimore County Maryland (over run with white tail like most of MD) I grew up in the Scouts. Always enjoyed the outdoors. I'm a big fan of camping and fishing. What really gets me going is anything with a motor that goes FAST lol. I like to think I'm nice LOL. I am however a sarcastic *** at times LOL. Any other question just ask em. I'm a pretty open guy.