Like I've mentioned before I've been able to put in a ridiculous amount of days in the woods this season. Saw tons of deer and shot at & missed 3(2 bucks 1 doe). That right there sickens me to think I could have been tagged out in MASS! Before the rut!! Moving on, today was the last day of bow season. I got up and out this morning expecting a typical deerless morning sit. Well around 8am a really nice 8 or 10 pt buck comes in. He's moving really quick and I drew my bow as he went behind a pine sapling. As I drew my release railed my can call and I was thankful he couldn't here it. He just kept trekking until he hit my scent wicks. Now up to this point the wind was whipping! I couldn't even rattle or call because it was too windy. The tree I climbed was swaying all over the place! I wondered if the scent lures where even effective. Anyways he hits the scent wick (tinks #69) and pauses slightly quartering away. I put the pin right on him and fire. I hear CRACK!!!! He does a mule kick and takes off. I see my arrow hanging out the other side of him by the fletching and a big red hole where the arrow hit him. As he's running about 5 yards the arrow drops out and he's gone. Finally Redemption!!! So I get cocky and say "Lets go for a double baby! Woo hoo!" I knock another arrow and sit down. Made some txts and reassured people that I can actually shoot my bow without missing. After an hour and a half I felt like a kid on christmas morning! I wanted to see what santa got me! So I make my way down and return to my truck to unload my climber and just bring what I need to track and gut in my pack. I called a buddy to come give me a hand and we both made it back to the scene about 2 hours after the shot. I assumed he was piled up 30 yards or so because I didn't hear him run to far. In retrospect that must have been because of the winds. So we get there and start tracking. There is NO blood. We walk a good 40 yards or more and finally found some. Very sparse. We keep going finding light drops of bright red blood. Then we'd find decent puddles of about 1/2 a cup of blood. We found 2 or 3 of those. We kept going and at about 400 yards away if not more we find a nice big puddle about 1 cup of blood and then the trail went dry! We spent hours and hours circling this puddle trying to find some new blood. We tracked from about 10 to 4:30. No breaks just straight out searching. Todays been full of highs and lows. My buddy wanted to do a night sit so he took off around 3. I was so disgusted I couldn't even think to sit while this deer is laying dead somewhere. So at this point I am determined to go back there tomorrow. Me and my wife will be searching like crazy. I know that the shot was good. If anything I think it hit the shoulder on the back side but even then I should have atleast gotten one lung. Is it possible for a deer to survive an arrow being blasted through them? If not then I will continue to search until I find this thing. This is my second deer ever and it is beaut! I'd hate to have killed a deer that's responsible for all this sign myself and all the other hunters have seen and not even recover it! Prayers would be appreciated.