Lots of good choices. What do your friends use?
I am a couple hours away in Mississippi. Popular choices here: 270, 243, 30-06, a few 30-30, and for those who take advantage of our single-shot primitive weapons season, 35 Whelen, 444 Marlin, and 45-70.
Remember, rifles are not like wives. If you buy one and decide you want another, the first won't get jealous or ask for alimony.