I like bows and guns. Sure, I think generally speaking it takes more skill to hunt with a bow BUT there's no guarantee with a gun either. As far as compounds vs. traditionals, who cares? Every deer I have shot with my compound bow I could have just as easily shot with a recurve. It's not like they've been too far away (except that first one) or the compound bows speed is what made the kill possible. I still had to get on the deer, draw on it and hit my target. I too say use whatever weapon you like.