I was wanting to get started in archery. I don't want a compound because I feel it's too detached from archery. I like the recurve because it's still traditional but has better performance than the longbow, also the longbow is harder to come by for beginners and price. I'd like to buy a youth bow at an archery shop that I've been looking at. My draw length is 28" and I'd start with the draw weight of 35#. My only problem is that I'm 14 and have little money. I can't decide if I should start in archery or buy a .22 rifle. The youth bow is cheaper than a $220 rifle but to go deer hunting, the recurves are very expensive. Granted, a deer rifle is expensive too but I could borrow one. So, my question is should I invest in archery or marksmanship with a rifle? I would hunt once I'd reached an acceptable level of accuracy. If I get involved in archery will I outgrow my youth bow too quickly? Lastly, if I enjoy archery I was thinking I'd learn to make bows and arrows. Thank you for your time and patience.