I'm quite impressed with the amount of traditional archery knowledge here. Can I ask a few questions?
I've been shotgun deer hunting for over a decade as my wife cannot eat any other red meat. In a typical year, I harvest and process 2-4 deer. I have what I think is a 1970s model compound bow. I've had it for years. But, even though I practice, I've never so spidered myself comfortable with it. The peep sight, the different pins, release, all of it just seems complicated.
Recently, I've really thought about making the switch to more traditional archery. But what's the advantages/disadvantages over a longbow and recurve? Previously I had assumed that a longbow was simply larger and a recurve more compact. But after seeing many longbows and self bows in the 58" range, I'm confused since I often see recurves 62".
I saw in this forum, KP Archery suggested on the bay as their longbows are very reasonable. Im thinking if picking up either on of those or a used recurve. I should mention that I've never shot any other bow other than my old compound.