Just curious, who all likes to use recurves and the ole smoke pole? Who all likes the fancy compounds and inline rifles? I was using compounds and inlines. It just got to where it seemed too easy to put meat on the table. The last few years I have been hunting with recurves and the older fashioned muzzleloaders. I'm still harvesting with the ole smoke pole but since I switched back to the recurve it seems I just haven't really got to hunt a lot with it. I have yet to even take a shot at a deer. Hopefully this year!