Hello all! Im 55 now and have decided to get into deer hunting next season. I have been a pheasant guy for years, but ready to try my hand with a crossbow. My Dr. has signed my application. First off, do I need a permit to purchase to buy one? Im waiting til season is completely over to get a good price. 2nd, does anyone hunt with a recurve xbow anymore or is everyone caught up in the compound "fps mania" ???!!!! Look forward to all your responses.