i learned on a stick bow cuz compounds werent really around.its definately different.but if your taking up archery to hunt you may want to start with a compound.although compounds are more expensive and they require more extras i believe they make it easier to hunt cuz of the let off.both are good though
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky