I'm still learning archery and target practice at the moment - I bought a bow about 6 months ago, however, I didnt buy a tradional NA bow, I bought a nice compound bow instead. Anyway, I haven't been able to shoot it much as of I'm finding out hunting bows are quite an expensive hobby, so, I've been buying things over time. I finally got my arrow stop and arrow release, both needed before you can really shoot - as of my bow is very powerful and just about everything I've shot with it has sent arrows strait through whatever I hit, in fact, I even recently learned I can't use wood arrows, the kenitic force is so great wood arrows shatter to pieces when they leave the string...lolz. Its a Mathews Heli-M, it has 60lb limbs on it, [I have the bow tuned down to 50lbs], it weighs 3.5 lbs, has a 30" ATA, wood grip, and is rated at about 320 FPS. I included a photo, I really like it, its one of my favorite things I've ever owned.
I've elected only to shoot prey animals - I have way to much respect for carnivore predator animals [unless they try to attack me of course]. To have to shoot a mountain lion or coyote would break my heart, I would cry.
Also, I ask if there are any bow hunters because I have no idea how to dress an animal, be it elk, rabbit, boar...etc. I would like to know how the NA hunters used an animal, I know they wernt wasteful at all, I know the fur and bones are used for stuff, and of course the meat was eaten - but what about the rest of it, like the organs, is there anything I could or should do with the organs?