Re: Ever been deciding on a new gun and end up picking up a new bow instead?
Two different disciplines, really. I can tell you its a helluva lot cheaper to own and shoot a bow!
I'm just know getting into big game hunting. Here in az you have to put in to a lottery system to get drawn for any big game to be taken by rifle. I guess the fact that I had no bonus points, being new, meant I didn't get drawn for $#!t this year. Fortunately, archery tags can be purchased OTC. I had a decent bow that probably would have gotten the job done but ended up investing in a Mathews heli-m for my first hunt.
If you haven't tried archery or taken it seriously I highly recommend it. Its a great discipline.