Out here in Oregon Deer archery has been on since the beginning of the month. Well last night I finaly had a shot at a deer. So I took it. I watched as the arrow went through the ribs. Bam the deer took off. So I sat there and waited as it disapeared into the black berry bushes and brambals. So I went and got my brush buster pants and shirts on and got to work. About five or six hours later I completely lost the blood trail. I spent another two hours looking for any sign. Nothiing. Mean while I could here coyotes picking up on the scent. They were really excited. I finaly decided to call it for the night. This was really frustrating for me as I have never had to leave an animal out in the bush over night. And it was fairly warm out around 68 degrees. Well I got up this morning and picked back up on the traking. Again I was unable to find any more sign of blood. So I took to looking for the birds in the trees. They led me to what was left which was not much. Dog gone coyotes got to it before I could. I tosed all night last night trying to figure out why and what went wrong. These questions will haunt me for a long time. I can only hope it does not go that way again.