I'm getting a bow specifically for mounted archery, so it's a low draw weight (for speed) short (48") bow- so not so great for hunting. It's a take-down recurve, and it's real-tree. Not sure what brand, my husband picked it out and got it for me. I'll post pictures when it comes in. I have a 55lb draw recurve right now that would be a lot better for hunting- totally sucks for mounted archery though. The arrows I have waiting are composite with feather fletching. When you're doing mounted archery, you don't have time to make sure the index-feather is out, and feathers won't misdirect your arrow like plastic vanes will if the arrow is notched with the index-feather in. I definitely want to hunt deer next year. My brother and I are scheming to bow hunt deer. I think it's awesome that bow season starts first.