Well last night I shot a nice deer. I got in the woods around 5pm and sat in my #1 spot, about 6:30pm or so the deer started to move. First a nice DOE & 2 Fawns came in. I was waiting for a buck but if another DOE came in I would take it. All 3 deer where popping their heads up and looking hard in the woods & brush. After 10 minutes no deer came from where they where looking. Then around 6:45pm 1 deer was coming down the ridge. It was a nice buck to have taken with a long bow & I needed more Venison too. Anyway.... When the buck came in the DOE droped low, then walked off. The buck then walked under my stand as the DOE went back to eating with her fawns. This was all in 5 minutes or so then the buck walked to the bait pile and moved off the DOE & Fawns. I get up and drew my bow...picked a spot..... loosed my arrow... The buck truned... looked... and droped just as my arrow reached him... A good quartering away shot, the buck droped just enuff to have my arrow just under it's spine and sticking out on both sides. I marked the first sign of blood and left for the night. Today Oct 20, 2005 @ 7:00am I went back to trail the buck I shot. It was a long 6 hr trail. Snaking over what felt like 400yards, but really only 50yards then at the lost place I found blood ( 11:00am ) the trail stoped. I looked all over for another 3 hrs. But no luck the buck was uncovered. This is a sad day for me. I take it hard when I can't find a game animal I have shot.