I am with WB here… I would say that a firearm is better.
1 well placed shot means that whatever you are shooting at is down. It also means that there is a small chance of the source being zeroed in on unless you shoot a second time.
Arrows require the target to exsanguinate. Although I have never had a critter go more than 40 yards after being hit with a 4 blade Muzzy, that is still 40 yards in any direction. I can head shoot deer (and have on more occasions that I would ever admit) to have the feller drop in its hoof tracks. 1 shot, instant harvest, and little chance of the source being determined…. Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy…..