Im not sure if there is a thread posted covering this already. But I was wondering peoples thoughts on the topic of helping a new hunter recover a deer? I got a call today while in my tree stand from a friend who just started hunting last season, had never taken a deer or see someone else shoot one. When I talked to him on the phone he told me he "smoked her" 20 yard quartering away shot and that the arrow went in a couple inches back from the the shoulder. I got to his farm to help look for the deer an hour after it had been shot, the next 5 hours were spent crawling on my hands and knees looking for blood once it started to thin out after the first 100 yards. We ended up losing blood after about 800 yards. so we started to grid search but were unable to recover it. So my question is whats the best way to approach a situation like this when you know the hunter is inexperienced?