I started bow hunting in 1976 when a friend bought two recurves at a yard sale and gave one to me for the $12 he paid for it. I thought he was nuts when he suggested hunting with it. We spent all summer practicing and then started hunting. I haven't missed an opening day since! That bow has given me 129 deer, (12 more with a compound), two wild boars, three Turkey, two Fox, a Bob Cat, and endless hours of fun. Last year was the first time I didn't fill at least 2 tags with a bow. ( I shot one in the pouring rain and couldn't find it.) Bow hunting has become the love of my life. I'll do it until I'm not able to pull it back anymore. How long have you been slinging sticks?