...and I couldn't even eat it. This year had been rough. I've hunted five different spots and and had many, many sits in. Hadn't seen a single deer. Saturday morning I decided to go to my old archery stand after talking to a guy hunting a lower piece of property Friday night. I had a spike underneath me then a unknown buck walk 60 yards through the woods. First deer all season. We leave the woods around 11 and then headed back out for an evening sit. First hour was quiet. Then I seen a deer in the woods (same path as that buck I didn't get a full look at). I stood up and waited, hoping it'd pop out onto road way - it did! So I get anxious not knowing if it'd go up or come down...it came down...to me. I prepare myself and she enters a window about 25 yards away. I draw back, tell myself to breathe, relax, peep site, pin, but I wasn't confident. So I held position. She turned around to go back up and started walking. I stopped her in a nice opening about 18 yards and let arrow fly. Whack. She made a noise then went head first stumbling in weeds before running up hill. I know it wasn't a perfect shot, but arrow was in her when she ran. I then see a buck turn and run through woods. So, I texted husband, told him, shot a doe. We waited about an hour, since it was only 5:20 when I shot her. He came down to me, fist pumping, he's color blind and saw blood. Good blood. We trailed her awesome blood, bright red, bubbles and going strong.....until we ran across the 4pt. He was running her! We zigged and zagged. Found where she lied down (under brush piles) many times and then got up. So we ran out of light. Went to get flash lights and give her a little time. About hour and a half later, we found her right by where we left off.....eaten by coyotes! They started on hind quarters, neck, one shoulder, and even her ear! I was devastated. It took me five years and now I don't even have a keepsake from it (found my arrow - but lost it in the tracking job). Amazing how you can go from so excited to heart broken, disappointed, and angry. She was a very nice sized doe. It was a beautiful moment when it happened. I'm glad I was able to talk myself through it and connect - but very disappointed in outcome. Time change ruins my last week of the season, but will try again next Saturday.