Good activity in last 36 hours...Big 6 walked in 10 yd behind me and finally winded me tonite about 6:10...grunted and rattled to try to get it back to no avail, but the grunting pulled in a spike 3 minutes later to less than 20 yds perfectly broadside, slowly walking, so I shot and thought I hit true...maybe a little back as it was walking, but I saw the lit knock disappear with no pass through, he turned and ran back where he came from.
Barnett Panzer V recurve with 125gr Easton Bolts tipped with Rage broadheads.
I sat about 15 minutes and looked for arrow..nothing...no blood either. Sat until after dark and then went to where I saw him disappear under the holly bushes and thick undercover. Found the trail I believe he walked in on and abut 50 yds away I find turds, slight diarrhea and more turds...VERY fresh, so I follow that trail and see droplets of fire engine red blood and then more and then enough to follow almost walking normally. no bubbles, drops directly below trail...no spray, just steady drops and occasional puddles about the size of a paper plate.follow for 75 yds or so and then it stopped...still no arrow or any sign of the lit knock in the dark woods. I circled within 10 yds of last blood, but cannot tell where it goes...mix of hardwoods and low holly bushes.
Will go back in AM with my boy...
Cold enough tonight if I let it be until morning? Low in mid to upper 30's I believe.
Any opinion appreciated