Bow hunting can be one of the most frustrating, as well as the most fulfilling sports afield. The moment you get your equipment figured out, and think you have the game figured out, something will upset the cart. Deer repattern due to crop rotation choices, weather changes keep deer off the hoof, the full moon moves deer all night and they lay up in the bed all day, ... I lived in Alabama for many years with a 90 day firearms season. Missouri only has 11 days of firearms season. I picked up a bow to accommodate. Bow hunting is much more personal. You get to watch the game interact within their social structure in a greater level than with firearms. It is super addictive. The archery shop will be your best friend. Set up, social network, and skill sharpening. If you buy local they will help you fine tune, and give you the best intel. Don’t expect anyone to invite you to their favorite spot, but the more you hang around, the more advice you can pick up. What type of place to hunt, how to figure the wind, when game is moving, when the rut is on, etc. Little by little. I would not buy a bow first. Make a friend at a bow shop, first. The network will be far more important than the equipment.