I always take care to clean-up blood, and position the animal for the best photo. To show alittle what, where and how I got that critter with the respect and honor it deserves.
The most horrible photos to me are of the ‘hunter” straddling an animal…
I dont normaly take pics of the blood trail, but the feeling of walking up on a blood trail is deep and undenyable. A feeling of accomplishment, a goal reached, a feeding of a primal instinct.
( As kids (and adults), we would use blood to mark the face of someones first Deer, a simple line on their forehead and a little talk of what it means for them to have “joined” a brotherhood of hunters…)