One day I would like to buy a really nice longbow. I would really like a Robertson Styk bow, by Dick Robertson. He makes a real fine bow. I own two recurves that I mainly use for bowfishing, I have a longbow that a friend made that is real pretty and it shoots ok, but its not quite sweet enough to fall in love with. Did take a 135lb wild pig with it in the Honey Island swamp in Pearl River, Louisiana. The pig didn't go far at all. My friend hadn't been making bows long when he made this one for me, which I appreciate, but a Robertson styk bow would be sweeeet. I mainly use the compound lately, its fun, but not quite as rewarding as taking game with a traditional bow.
Mici, foodplots are good for the deer and legal, but I hear where you're coming from. Nothing like a good stalk.