This will be my first time bow hunting this year, just actually started hunting late last year. I wanted to get a bow so I could go out for archery. My boyfriend advised me to get a crossbow, so I did. He thought I might do better with it than a compound and honestly it sounded like a good idea. I was good with it, but it was not very challenging and I really wanted something different. Sold the crossbow about a month ago and bought a Bowtech Heartbreaker. It’s no Jewel, but for now, the $400 price difference won. It turns out that I love my Bowtech. Now we initially set the draw weight at 40lbs. Just over the weekend we bumped it up to 42.5lbs. The goal is to eventually be comfortable with 50lbs. Since I know absolutely no other women hunters, I was wondering where some other girl’s draw weights were set. With my shorter than the average man’s draw length, there seems to be more pressure for a heavier draw weight.