Re: Do you hunt big game with a bow?
When I was in the Air Force in Amarillo, Tx, in the late 1950s, there were not many options to us young and broke dudes with no car and having to live 10 miles from town. We got into shooting .22 rimfire pistols, model airplanes and especially bow/arrow stuff.
There was a very good field target range not far from the base. We fletched, nocked and put points on our own fiberglass and aluminum arrows. The fletching machine was made by the Rhode company; I don't know if they are still in business. The parts were purchased mostly from an outfit called the "Bow Hut" in the Los Angeles area. I still have my old quiver and a few of the original arrows. Compound bows hadn't been invented yet, otherwise I would have probably purchased one.
Most of us shot "instinctive" because bow-sights weren't really perfected at that time. Modern archery equipment manufacturers really have their acts together. I'd try the bow gig again, but I have been made lazy from using rifles. Well....not really too lazy. It takes a fair amount of work to reload cartridges, and I should be out there in the garage doing some annealing, but ran out of propane.