I had a recurve, but to be proficient with it takes lots of practice and I just didn't have the time or desire to spend the time with it. So, I use a compound bow now with sights and a release. Resisted going to a release until a few years ago, but it definitely improves accuracy and consistency.
I enjoy bow hunting and in fact I am going out this morning.
Martin bows have a reputation for being quality accurate bows. you can't go wrong with them. They just don't advertise to the extent that Mathews and some of the other bow manufacturers do, but advertising doesn't make a quality bow.
Others have offered up a sighting of roughly 2 inches high at 100 yards as a good sighting scheme. In my own experience I have come to favor a sighting of 3.5 inches high at 100 yards. This allows for the individual to hold dead-on (directly in the middle of the top and bottom) the animal out to roughly 350 yards.
Magnum calibers such as the 7mm Remington and 300 Winchester will extend this slightly. At 400 yards I hold directly on the backbone of the animal. The drop at this range allows the...