For a couple years now I thought about getting a compound bow. Been a gun hunter for past couple year. While picking up Brennan from camp, I met a neat guy that has a custom bow shop in his house. His early career was being a videographer for hunting shows. For the last 16 years he's been on the Darton Archery pro team. I visited his shop this week and made the plunge into bow hunting. Got a 2 year old Darton Maverick Extreme custom fit and tuned to my draw, size, etc. and all decked out for hunting. The Maverick is a middle entry in their pro line. While I probably spend a little more money than a first timer should, I feel I've made a good choice here. With my new bow I get free adjustments and tuning from Jerry's shop for life. And best of all, I get anytime use of his archery range complete with advice and instruction from him. In just 45 minutes, he had me shooting 4" groups at 30 yards. Needless to say I'm excited about entering the world of archery and bow hunting.