Failed to recover a deer for the first time last bow season. I shot a buck twice from the stand, once at around 25 yds, then he stopped again at 40. I think the first shot just grazed the brisket, didn't see much blood there. The 40yd shot was better. Had a lot of blood, and I made a rookie mistake. Started tracking him right away. Jumped him 100yds from the stand and lost the blood trail. Spent the next 2 days grid searching trying to recover blood, but no luck. This weekend I was post-season scouting about 1.5 miles south of there. Found this guy bedded near a pond. I have no way to know if it's the same deer, but the rack looks similar. Sucks to lose a deer, but taught me a hard lesson about tracking and judging shot distance. If this is the same deer it would have been my best archery buck to date.