Hit a doe at 30 yards during an evening hunt with my father in law. It was getting late fast, and I only waited about 10 minutes to get down from the stand (mistake # 1) because I thought I saw her go down about another 20 yards near the stream. I looked briefly (10 minutes maybe), but then decided that it would be better to come back in the morning. Came back with my father in law the next morning and found the entry and exit blood spots.....tracked it to the water, about 20 yards away like I thought. Noticed she actually doubled back on me and caught that trail across the water. After crossing the water we still had good blood and noticed she possibly laid down again. Up over the hill, in no particular pattern or even on a well laid path she continued up to an area that had a few different choices for her, bout 1/2 of a mile all in all. That was the last of the blood and the last spot was a decent size area of blood. To the left was a lay down area....straight ahead was a hill to higher ground and to the right were pines. I looked in each spot with no sign of her. What am I missing? Is there more places I should have looked or maybe further past these places? With no blood trail to go on and 5 1/2 hours of searching I was at my end. I consider myself a good tracker but am always willing to learn more.