If you want the best hunting bow then buy the new 2010 Hoyt Maxxis, its about $850 undressed. Fuse quiver $75, Fuse stablizer $75, Spothog 7 deadly pins $199, Quadpro HD ultra rest dropaway $150. Otherwise goto ebay and buy a fully dressed, good used 2008/ 2009 Hoyt Alphamax fully dressed for about $650 but you need to know your draw length and what pound you want to pull, most hunters pull between 55 lbs and 70 lbs. I prefer 70 lbs because I shoot out to 80 yds. here in the west, with its open country.
Any tips on which is a good first bow, under $1000, thx all
Find an archery club and you'll find folks that will help you hands on. You can get started for far less than 1000 bucks. Especialy at the end of the year.
Be extra carful of used bows. They loose their value quicker than chewed gum and you don't know what condition the bow may be in.
A "good" club will be more than happy to help you. Archery talk is a good site,but there is far too many openions and snobs to be alot of good use for a novice.
For obvious reasons I push PSE, but there are alot of good starter(midline) bows made be almost every manufacture.
When placing a trail camera don't just look for a well used trail. What you want to do is look for a freshly used trail off by itself that goes from a north facing ridge, thick forest, brushy knob or some other similar bedding area to a food source. Don't forget water sources. Especially in the summer months the deer need water so look for a good trail going down too a creek surrounded by thick cover and place the camera 100 yards up from the water source.
Scent control is very important...