This was funnier when I had to hunt a Giant Netch with a fork in Morrowind. The difference there is, I had a psychotic Daedric Prince telling me to do it there. Here, "Hunt the black panther with a bow," may as well be telling me to fight it with a bag of wet s***.
- Sneak down to the rocks. - Spot the kitty, with or without the use of a needle. - Land a shot with the bow. - Watch as the panther pinpoints your position and charges, pretty much ripping you limb from limb because the bow sucks.
I just kept my distance and hit it with arced shots. Whenever I would hit it, it would run around a bit then stop. Did that 4 or 5 times and it died. --- I hate pineapple pizza but I don't boycott pizza shops that offer that abomination.--The Liberator
I hit him twice from the tower, but he ran off and hid, so I climbed down, sneaked up on him for another hit, then finished him off with a point blank arrow to the face as he charged me. --- It's gor-GET - because there are no French people in Westeros.
I had a difficult time with that particular quest too, until I realized if you're far enough away, the animal just runs around aimlessly. Just stay hidden and you'll be fine. An Instinct syringe works wonders also.