TL,DR: Anyone know of anyone who makes large (68") recurve bows with enough power for deer hunting? Good Afternoon Everyone, I've been interested in getting back into bow hunting (deer), something I haven't done in 25+ years, since I was a teenager. Back then I had a pretty standard compound bow setup. Never got anything with it, but really enjoyed it. Now, I'm thinking about getting a recurve for getting back into it. The simplicity and heritage of it really appeals to me, plus my oldest daughter just got her first bow/arrow set for her six birthday a few months ago, and until the snow hit was loving shooting it. So, I figured this would be something we co do/work on together. I know very little about the required equipment. So, yesterday was by a Cabela's and stopped in to ask some questions about gear, bow size/draw weight, etc. The archery person admitted, though, that they were experienced mainly with compounds and didn't have much insight into recurves. She did indicate that for deer hunting, I'd want something with at least a 40# draw weight, and she measured my arms to determine my draw length. Then she looked at her handy dandy chart and said, "wow...according to this you'd need a 68" recurve bow...and the longest we stock is 64"." I'm 6'3". Since then, I've been looking online and, while I've found a few bows that length (VERY few) they all seem to have REALLY low draw weights, like 24-35 pounds. Clearly, they're designed for target shooting. So my question(s) are: Does anyone know if any companies actually make hunting bows that long, with enough power to take down a deer cleanly/ethically? It might be I just don't know where to look, but searching amazon, ebay and even good ol' google hasn't gotten me anywhere. Alternatively, if I went with a 64" bow, how big of a 'problem' would that likely cause me? I know it is a different game with recurves versus compounds, as you don't have that break point, but I can find a ton of 64" recurves that run over 40 pounds. Do I just need to give up on this idea and start shopping for a compound or crossbow? Does anyone know of a really good archery shop that specializes in or deals with lots of recurves between Ithaca and Lansing that I could stop in and questions of? Unfortunately, I just recently moved to the area (Gratiot County) plus like I said, have been away from bow hunting for 20+ years, so I'm not even sure where to start. Thanks in advance for any input.