Have you hunted with a bow? Seems like a response from someone without archery hunting experience.
Old method? Like using a rifle? That method has been around for a few hundred years now. Sounds old to me, yet proven. Just like archery equipment.
I guess I used 1 arrow with my bow set up and my Cape buffalo went 45 yds and expired. Another guy in camp used a 375 and needed 2 backup shots on his. Right equipment and shot placement goes along way with archery.
With my Crossbow I have shot deer out to 60 yds under ideal conditions. Have not tried it since. Most deer are taken at an average of 25 yds. Personally, I think about 50 yds is max range because the animal can move a lot in the time it takes an arrow to reach the animal out to 70+ yards.How far do you shoot maximum on deer with the bow ?