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.
Being a bowhunting I've always been fanatical about scent control. Whether it's sprays, carbon clothing etc. I've tried it. The best thing that I have found for eliminating human scent is Betadine. It's been used in hospitals and homes for decades as a defense against infections on minor scrapes and burns. It can typically be found near the pharmacy in any of the major "one stop shop" stores, and a bottle will last multiple hunting seasons.
Before every hunt possible I...