Welcome to the forum Kelly!
This is IMHO one of the better forums on the subject. Friendly and helpful folks and I havent seen one kid ask what rambo used to bring down a bull buff with his AK in rambo 25.
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...