Yup.. some of my best friends shoot compounds. And I can tell you they are superb hunters in their own rite. But, I agree. We are all of two different paths.. the compounder always thinks, why do we traditionalists handicap ourselves so much. While we on the other hand, pride ourselves on mastering the bow, the essentials of woodcraft and eliminating the junk.
I would never start a fight in church, but to me. The compound is not a Bow. By any definition – it is a machine. And that’s a fact. It’s an arrow launcher aided by cables, cams and pulleys.