Ten years ago I bought a bow and enjoyed shooting it and even shot a couple of deer. I haven't shot it now in about seven years but would like to start up again. My renewed interest stems from a conversation with my wife about hunting. She enjoys going out with me but has no interest in ever pulling the trigger, or release. She did express an interest in learning to shoot a bow and target practice. I remember how much I enjoyed my target time years ago and think it would be a great way for us to spend time together. I expect she will school me in short order.
Here is my problem, I don't really know where to start. I live in the bush, only getting into ANC about 4 times a year. All of my old gear is in storage down south. When I was shooting I shot with a PSE compound bow cranked up to 70 lb.
I, like many of you are budget conscious but don't want to buy junk. I don't want to have to spend a lot of time learning to tune a bow and having to get a press. . . I just want to have something that I can hand to my wife and have her start shooting. I would also need to set myself up with a similar package.
I really liked shooting a compound bow, but I don't know if the simplicity of a recurve would be better. I have never shot a recurve. My wife is about 5'8" and thin. She is not going to want to have to struggle to get to full draw and isn't interested in hunting so I am looking at something lighter for her. I would like to have the option of hunting with a bow again. I am 6'2".
I will be in ANC in October but have never looked for bow shops. Any suggestions for online shops would be helpful too.