I've been bowhunting since I bought a PSE Maurader in the mid 90s as a 15 year old. Took a few years to get my 1st deer but preferred bows to guns ever since. Killed my biggest buck last November on my own property. Not a monster but I deemed him mount worthy Lots of public land in my area and course Ohio's got a real long archery season so plenty of opportunities for someone willing to put in the time. Just picked up an Elite Tempo a couple months ago so looking forward to next season already.