your best bet would be to go to a local shop that carries compounds, recurves, longbows, and if possible a horsebow. try as many of each style you can. when i first started out it was with a compound. settled on a bowtech then went through months of trial and error untill i found the the sight and rest i liked. then arrows and broadheads to match my setup. now, i make all my own archery gear, ALL of it. settled now on a medieval longbow and heavy fir arrows, homemade trade points and goose feathers. primitive, but cheaper than anything else.
each person is different, so saying, get this or that for your begining bow is impossible. best info i can give, whatever setup you choose, be it a primitive simple longbow or the most elite fastest shooting nock'em down compound, practice, practice, practice some more, and after your arms are jelly practice more. if you plan to hunt this year then practice at many different ranges untill you cant possibly miss. and no your limits.
good luck, timber.