For anybody who wants the worse wildgame meat procesor in the Southwest go see Rick Martin in La Luz, New Mexico. He is rude and hard to deal with and you don't receive the meat you take to him and the price is outrageous.
Stick around, introduce yourself, and tell us the full story of what happened after you have had time to collect your thoughts and can type an organized chronology of the event, or events, that led to this post. I'm interested in hearing your rationale for such a determination.
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...