I am looking into getting into target archery. I don't currently own any archery equipment but would like to purchase some beginner equipment and try the sport out.
I am not really interested in hunting at all, so I would like to get some kind of a recurve bow solely for target archery, but I'm having difficulty deciding on a good bow for a beginner.
Some internet guides on sizing and draw weight have helped me to understand what size bow I will need, but I have had trouble finding any specific recommendations on good beginner bows. I am a medium sized adult male, if that makes any difference. My price range is probably around $100-$200. (if that is reasonable, if not, let me know)
I have also had difficulty finding any good retailers of archery equipment either online or local stores where I could get a recurve bow, since everything seems to be so focused on hunting. I live in Michigan, so if anyone knows of any retail stores here that sell target archery equipment, or just some general recommendations of US online retailers would be very helpful. I would be interested in some kind of a beginner archery package (with safety equipment, arrows, etc) if that is available.
Any help anyone could be provided would be greatly appreciated. I am excited to start this new sport.