Have you considered traditional equipment? I grew up shooting recurves and longbows, went into the service and when I got out, compounds were of course the rage. I used one for several years but it seemed that bowhunting was not as fun. I went back to traditional and the old enjoyment is back. True that they require more practice and lonbows are arrow picky as Hell but it is just more fun to me. A graceful recurve or longbow has such beautiful lines and seems to take you back to when man first started using bows since their is not that much difference between an ancient bow and a modern traditional bow except fot the materials. It is ,, to me,, just more fun, although modern compounds are very good hunting machines.