I second that I would not trade my bow hunting for rifle if I had toDepending in what area you are hunting sept hunting could be hot. I'm a late Oct, Nov bow hunter mostly for the rut. Archery is a whole new enjoyable experience. Most archers wouldn't trade their bows for gun hunting. Many archers simply use the bow, rifle, shot gun, ML to stay in the woods all hunting season. To say which bow would work best is just about any of the top makers would work for you. Seek out a bow shop, Bass Pro, Cabela's and shoot a few models and see what you like. practice is the key to success in archery. Good luck and welcome to the site.