Ive been a long time shooter of the boomsticks. I have an old Bear bow that has been broken for about 10 years now I never got it fixed. Any way I have shot a bow before so I kinda know the basics well extream basics. Im realy concidering purchaseing one but I have no idea what to look for, or how much money I need to spend to get a good one that will last me and get the job done. Im planning on going bow hunting next year so I figgured im gonna buy one some time in the next few months and start practicing. I have shot a compound bow with a draw weight of 70lb and I beleve it was an 80% break. Im under the impression that the bow needs to be fitted to you. Inother words the draw length has to fit you. I am planning on using a mechanical release, ive used them before and found i like them. Anyway do you have any recomendaitions or suggestions for someone wanting to get into bow's for recreation and for hunting. O I think im gonna get a compound bow and just cause i think their cool I may invest in a log bow or recurve if I have any money left.