I think this year I might start some archery hunting. I'm looking for some advice on crossbows, I'll be hunting white tail with it. I don't know too much about crossbow hunting so I'll take any information you can give me.
If you can afford it, the Ten Point crossbows are top of the line. There are a lot of good crossbows out there in various price ranges. Look at Cabela's catalog
on line. I prefer carbon over aluminum arrows for durability, and a 100 or 125 grain broadhead. I personally prefer a fixed blade , 3 or 4 blade broadhead, although some of the newer mechanicals will stand up to crossbow use. I have tried both Red Dot sights and scopes (don't see iron sights too well anymore) and have settled on a scope. Cocking aids are a big help too. I use a cranking device on my Ten Point .
I'm leaning towards a croosbow for ease of use. I'm just looking to be able to go out in the evening when I feel like it (not necessarily during the week of rifle season) and sit in a stand. My thinking was that this would be easier escpecially when it starts to get colder. Please correct my if this logic is flawed.
From the books that I have read, there is a lot of importance in knowing every nook and cranny of your hunting territory as well as the animal that you are hunting. So scouting as much as possible, just walking the land, will give you a good idea of what's around the corner or what's on the other side of a hill. Which can be very beneficial.
Making your own maps of human and deer trails, and different types of foliage such as group of pines,...