I hit an 8pt piebald around 330pm this afternoon. He was walking straight toward me in a swampy patch with only one tree between us so I drew on him. The bastard stayed behind the tree and I was at full draw for about 3 minutes. By this point I’m physically shaking and I lost some draw and pulled it back quick well he seen me. He turned to either walk or run away and I let one go. Thought he was at 20 yards turns out it was about 13 yards so I hit him high while he was at a hard quartering away. Arrow was sticking out. This is my first time hitting a deer with my bow and it was a terrible shot. I’m waiting until 6-7pm then I’ll look. Any advice to give??
December 17, 2019 at 4:25 pm
Honestly, I’d just wait until the morning if it was me. It’s unseasonably cold in most parts of the country right now. If it’s going to stay below fifty you won’t lose meat.
What did he look like running away? Did he do an all out sprinting run? Or more of a trot? Did he stop?
Happens to all of us, man! Don’t let it get to you. We’re dealing death with weapons, it’s part of it we will all face.