Go with a Hoyt. As an avid bowhunter, I will tell you that a crossbow is NOT bowhunting. Not in any way. A crossgun is a much more apt name for it. You aim it, pull the trigger, and the bolt flies. You can even put a scope on it. Bows, even modern compound bows, require practice, proper form, and a solid mental game. Crossguns have no place in the bow season, even if they are legal.
I shoot Hoyt but honestly bows from all major manufacturers these days are really good. Hoyt, Matthews, PSE, whatever works for you. If you have a decent bow that is tuned well with good accessories, why not put the money into something else like a nice Lone Wolf treestand? Remember that people have been killing deer with bows for thousands of years. The earliest Jennings compound got the job done just fine, and traditional bows continue to be elegant killing tools.