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Go with a good mid level bow to start with. Browning or similar. Make sure you get it from a shop that has someone on staff with some good knowledge of bows. They are going to need to help you tune your bow for your body. A well tuned bow is more important that having an expensive bow. I would recommend carbon arrows as well.
If you have never hunted or shot a bow you will need to do some pretty serious practicing before you hunt. Bowhunting is much more difficult than gun hunting and there is very little room for error. You don't want to wound deer and not be able to harvest them. If you are planning to hunt from an elevated stand, that is where you need to practice shooting from. The deflection is different when shooting down at a target and you need to learn the correction in aim point and the change in body position. It doesn't take as long as you think to do all this, just make sure you do it.
Things that make bowhunting easier:
High "let off" bow/75-80% let off
Try to stay in the 65lb draw weight area unless you are a stud.
whisker biscuit rest
A good range finder
Hope this helps.
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