deserves to have their nuts cut off!
Not everybody is Robin Hood with a bow or Davey Crockett with a gun. Obviously the deer is capapble of moving around, and tracking a deer that doesn't die is a bit harder than tracking one with a through and through arrow wound in the heart and lungs. Give the hunter the benefit of the doubt. if you've never had an arrow get deflected by a branch, then try getting off the archery range and actually shooting in the woods. Shit happens.
I don't think ive ever disagreed with my pal Run's, and he's right about the deflection, but overall i have to side with hillbiily on this one, I don't think a serious hunter should have missed the kill area by that margin.. Watched Javalina bow shooters yesterdays who can group arrows as close as i shoot a handgun at 25 yrds.. and this looks like an "iffy" shot.. The result is a lot of pain for a long time.. Talk to any hunter who has tracked a "bad shot" and if he finds the game..and thats a big IF .. if he finds the game, almost always he will say it bothered him, and he will not make the same mistake again..
in order to form an opinion on this pic. Let's think about a fairly easy shot. Let's say a 15 yard shot at the deer. Now at ten yards, there's a branch on a tree, no leaves, because it's deer season. It doesn't take a big branch to deflect an arrow. So this hunter is lining up his shot, lets it go, and the arrow skips off the branch (we know arrows flex in flight and the middle of the shaft can hit something the broadhead misses, right?) and deflects into the deer's head. Now it's hard to tell from this angle, but it appears to me that the arrow it through the scalp or maybe through the ear, but it doesn't look like it's through the skull. If I am correct (a big IF), then that arrow would have had to been slowed way down prior to impact in order for the skin to stop it like that. A straight on shot with any adult hunting bow would've sent the arrow right through that. As for how the hunter feels about not being able to track the deer, we don't know. he may never hunt again out of shame, or he may say oh well, grab the rifle and Brinkman spotlight and start driving up and down the road looking for easier deer.
shooting from a tree stand,this deer could of been quarteerd coming at him,all the deer had to do was flinch,and the head is in the way,the arrow hits the skull,slowing the arrow and the hide traps the arrow,photo op.hopefully the person that shined the deer took it out. This must be a Texas deer,it's small.
I doubt there was anyone there to finish it.
bet your right,might of let the cat out of the bag on shining deer there,oh well,anyway.