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Don Thomas
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My opinion, for what it’s worth: 1. It does not appear that you hit the deer in the paunch. 2. You trailed it for 300 yards. 3. Therefore, I doubt that you killed the deer and suspect it is alive, well, and smarter. There is a small but very real space between the top of the lungs and the spine. An animal hit a little high there can survive. My best guess though is that you hit the shoulder blade and all is well. Anyone who hasn’t had a similar experience hasn’t done much bowhunting. You stalked a whitetail buck on the ground and delivered what was almost a perfect arrow. Don’t get sad. Get hunting. Don