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.
There is one tip I have learned over the years in hunting whitetails in late season snow. Do not overlook soybeans left standing on the edges of fence rows, woods, creeks, buildings wherever it might be, this is where the deer will be while the food lasts during late season. December/January will pull deer in from some distance away to feed on the easy to get to food.
I killed one of my nicest bucks off of a very small patch of soybeans that was left after rains created a...