I plan on proving that an average guy can get it done with good equipment that doesn't cost a fortune.
That's already BEEN proven time and time again... which leads me to my next point: You should be out there bowhunting for YOURSELF, not to prove anything to anyone else. Otherwise you will drive yourself crazy. Just have fun, try your best, and before making any life or death decisions (for the animal), always be sure to ask yourself if it's a responsible decision before following through. Do those things and everything else should fall into place. Also, focus on learning new things about the animals each time you go out.