Did my first sit last night and I seen one deer but it was a shooter. Let a arrow fly and watched the buck take off like a bat out of hell. of course he ran in the direction I didn't want him to he ran right into the cattails. Gave him 45 min, had my wife walk to my stand and we started tracking. Had ok blood at first then just a drop here and there. It was a slight quartering away down from about 22-24 ft. So now we loose blood as soon as we hit the cattails. I've made the mistake in the past of pushing forward but this time I said to my wife let's go have a sleepless night and come back in the morning. This morning I was out here by 7 and started at where we seen last blood. Now I can see the cattails folded over and more blood. 10 min into it I found him, he did crash where I though I heard him last and it was a single lung shot. But now here is my question, he was all bloated by the time I got to him and even his skin is pulling off of the meat it feels like it has air between it...can the meat still be good ? I did get below 45 here last night but he was dead from probably 6:15 lastnight to around 7:30 this morning when I gutted him..he stinks alittle but not different then when you gut shoot a deer and I didn't punkture any guts with my shot...Great way to start the season but I'm not going to be happy if I just waisted the meat.