Re: new crossbow
$1000 opens up the world of crossbows to ya.
Generally, compound styles will be quieter, faster and more compact. But, they are harder to maintain and heavier up front.
Recurve styles will be lighter up front and a breeze to maintain. But, they are wider, slower and louder.
Personally, I recommend TenPoint, Wicked Ridge, Excalibur and Parker becuase of their warranties and customer service. TenPoint Turbo and Stealth, Wicked Ridge Raider, Excalibur Equinox and Parker Gale Force would be great bows to check out.
I support all hunters, regardless of weapon or technique!