Thanks fellas, ain't nothing more rewarding than getting it done with traditional gear. I have bow hunted my whole life and love my Matthews but for the last 5 years I have mainly used my recurve or longbow and I can honestly say my time spent in the woods has been more enjoyable. Getting to where you feel confident in your abilities with traditional equipment is the hard part and learning to leave what your comfortable with at home (compound bow) is even harder but it is worth it. Having to watch a deer or pig walk by at 35 yards and just smile because you know you could have waxed it with the compound is a humbling experience. But, it made me a better hunter and I have come to be ok with passing animals and waiting for a better shot to present itself. Even if you never hunt with trad gear its worth finding a used recurve or longbow and shooting one, i'd bet money it improves your archery skills in the long run.