What is the biggest difference between the two that has guided your decision to shoot and/or hunt with one or the other? No, I'm not trolling.... but truly interested in what drives archers/bowhunters' choices in equipment. I know why many of today's "new" traditionalists choose to use a recurve or longbow (and I must say, for some pretty silly reasons more times than not). It is very obvious that the recurve/longbow choice for hunting has made a popular comeback in the last 20 years. Is it because it is harder to do, thus more of a challenge? Or are there others reasons? Is it really about doing it the "hard way"..... or is it about doing it the "simple way"? I don't believe those two things are the same, at least when it relates to bowhunting.