Good evening gals and gents! Well, after years of putting it off, I believe I am in the market for a crossbow. I know very little about them benefit wise, and have only owned standard recurve or Standard compound bows in the past. Couple of qualifiers: 1)- I want to be able to purchase it at Cabelas or bass pro (I have an ungodly amount of store credit built out hat I want to use for it). 2)- I want it to be a compound type (it I could be swayed if the experts recommend otherwise). I have hunted with my fathers recurve type crossbow before, but it’s just so darn bulky to try and hike in with it through the relatively thick Briars where I hunt. 3)- I don’t want to go iver the top and buy a super high end one. I understand that cheap isn’t always the answer, but neither is spending every cent I have. I have seen a lot of good reviews in the 300-600 range and would like to stay in that. other than that, please let me borrow some of your wisdom! This will be used exclusively for hunting. Historically, I have only been to the woods to archery hunt deer 2 times in the last 10 years, but with as scant as rifle seasons have been the last few years, I’d like to open up my chances earlier in the season if possible. thanks in advance gents and gals!