Long Bow? Recurve? Compound? Hunting? Competition?
Find what type of archery you want to get involved in before you start spending money. If you can find people involved in archery, you may be able to explore different disciplines before dropping a wad of cash.
Starting a hobby can be costly and if you lose interest you may never recover that investment cost.
There is an archery shop close to Hammond on Hwy 51 North. You may want to visit it to start. Archery and Fishing Unlimited. They carry firearms and accessories too.