Yah, they're very cumbersome in the bush, but great in a tree stand or blind. As was mentioned, take a good look at Excalibur crossbows. Canadian company who really stand behind their product. Years ago, I broke my limbs with an accidental dry fire. They sent me new limbs free within a couple weeks.
Very accurate, especially with a scope, and fast. I haven't hunted with mine for a few years now, but its always fun to bring out and shoot targets. Have to be careful not to aim for the same spot though. Had the odd robin hood.