Bows are awesome! I am a compound shooter though. Definitely a good thing to have for game collecting. It does take some skill and some practice though and for some this can be a long learning curve. I mean its a lot easier to shoot an animal at 50 yards with a rifle than it is a bow at 30 yards. But that's one of the great things about bows, you can practice in the back yard! In fact I have a stand in one of the trees on my lot and I often climb up and let a couple dozen fly after work before dinner time. Keeps me sharp!
Good choice! Recurves will last lots longer than compound, don't require fancy equipment like bow presses for re-string (can be done in the field) no moving parts, in general a much better choice for survival.