It’s thought that humans came up with the basic model for the bow & arrow about 64,000 years ago. While it used to be an innovative, high-tech weapon a long time ago, it’s now considered ancient and primitive, especially compared to the kinds of weapons we use today.
But that doesn’t mean the bow & arrow still doesn’t have a place (as evidenced by Daryl Dixon and his crossbow, which is just a modified version of the traditional bow).
Pretty much anyone can make a bow and arrow using materials found in the wilderness if you just know how. YouTuber Primitive Technology demonstrates this very old-school DIY:
Might not be a bad idea learning how to do this. Once the zombie apocalypse strikes and you’re forced to flee into the woods, this might become your only way of defending yourself!