In joy this laugh at my expense... When I first started hunting no one ever told me that when you shoot a deer they would run and leave a blood trail, I guess I watched too many movies. My first season I fired at a nice size buck, I felt like I had a great shot but it ran away. My father and grandfather herd the shot and they came over and asked me if I got him!! I said no that wasnt me it sounded close. My father would take me to the range and work on my shot all the time I just didnt have the heart to tell him I missed. lol, my second season I saw a doe at about 50 yards, there was no way I would miss this deer, took my best shot and the deer ran. Dad comes by I tell him the samething. Finnally I go bow huting with my cousin I was getting sick of missing with the gun thought I would try something new, I take a great shot at a doe and too my surprise it kicked its back legs out just like the others and ran like hell, however it didnt go far I saw it drop I couldnt belive it, latter that night I told my cousin how lucky I was that I was able to get this deer it must have been a bad shot bcause it didnt drop when I hit it, he laughed at me and told me 90% of the time they will run you have to follow the blood trail.. I told him what happen the first too seasons and we laughed the whole weekend.