Very nice buck. Congrats and "Waidmanns Heil" as we say here. Would you please tell me where you hit him and how far he went. In GE bowhunting is absolutely forbidden by law.
I'm a ML hunter.
I got him on the ground. I was down by the creek when I spotted him coming down the hill. I was able to sneak behind a tree and wait for him. He was less than 15 yard from me uphill. The shot went under his shoulder right trough the heart. He ran about 30 yard. this is where I found him.
thanks for the fast answering. I always find it fascinating when a deer is hunted with a bow. Because I think successfull bow hunting needs many components. It is not only the bow, but also the hunter who must handle is bow absolutely professional. You know what I mean. It is more than pulling a trigger. For me as ML hunter the harvest with a flinter rifle needs many profession, so bow hunting is much more difficult. I think each bow hunted deer is a real trophy.
From the books that I have read, there is a lot of importance in knowing every nook and cranny of your hunting territory as well as the animal that you are hunting. So scouting as much as possible, just walking the land, will give you a good idea of what's around the corner or what's on the other side of a hill. Which can be very beneficial.
Making your own maps of human and deer trails, and different types of foliage such as group of pines,...