I know you'll love bow hunting words can't do it Justus.
It is probably the purest thing I have ever or will ever do.
You need someone to spend lots of time with you building a set up, not a jerk know it all sales men.
I would recommend a release, I use the tornaito.
definitely get a compound bow, at least 60Lbs pull.
Bow hunting is a living hobby, you learn more every year.
I like My bow much more than any gun I haveb