It may be all in my head since I have no way to validate it, but I think I found the skull with antlers from the deer that I shot last year during archery season but was unable to recover. I found the skull less than 1/4th of a mile from where I shot the deer, which was about 1/4th of a mile from the last place that I found blood. I didn't find the rest of the body, but I figure that scavengers and rain could have moved it all quite a bit. What is left of the antlers fits what I remember about my deer. He was a tall, heavy 4 point.
Even if this isn't my deer, in my mind, it still is. Now, I just need to make sure that this season, if I get a shot opportunity, I make it a better shot to try to ensure a successful recovery.