I'd say compound all the way unless you really have that much time to kill try to kill small game at close range.
I think people that can hunt ethically with recurves or D bows are few and far between. Seems like a lot of people like the challenge but don't have the time to practice enough to really get efficient at it.
He11, compounds are tough enough and need practice time as well.
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