People have been using bows and arrows for harvesting game since the very earliest civilizations. And no wonder: a bow is a very efficient and effective tool. It allowed the earliest hunters to take down even the most ferocious animals from a safe distance.
Although today's hunters generally face less deadly targets (no cave bears or mammoths here), they can count on the timeless reliability of a bow—whether longbow, recurve or compound—to get the job done. As always, before going out in the field, first consult local bow hunting laws and enroll in a bow hunter education course.