So, I know this isn’t a hunting forum but I find dedicated “outdoorsmanship” forums here on the ol’ World Wide Web to be inhabited entirely by the sort of folks who take deer, roadside, with their Mossberg 500’s while riding their lawnmowers down to the local ABC...wait, did I just describe my father...ok, moving on. Last Sat was a bad day in the woods. I failed to recover my first deer in nearly 20years of hunting white tail here in SC. Good clean shot @ about 80yds, iron sights, with the ‘94 30-30 on a nice 8. Thought I heard him go down about 60yds from the shot. Found good blood and even a fragment of rib bone the size of my pinky finger. Eventually lost the trail and searched blind for nearly 4hours in very thick brush before the rain set in. Nothing. Still having trouble processing what the heck went wrong and how that deer could have travelled more than 100yds after what I’m darn sure would have been a double or at least single lung! My perfect record is now permanently marred and a nice buck wasted, well, I guess the coyotes ate well. Anyway, just needed to vent.