As Kraigwy says, these aren't African Lions or Siberian Tigers. I've seen people (hunting shows) shoot them out of trees with a bow. Whatever you use will be fine.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.