Little long, Ok I took my first shot with a bow at a doe yesterday about 5:30 pm. It was downhill about 18 yards, broadside opening. I had a little shaking but felt like it was a good shot. I aimed just behind his front leg, and near the bottom of the belly. Figured downhill + me being amped. I believe it was a good hit, she jumped up, turned and took off. I watched her go and listened to the crashing through the woods. My son and I waited about 15 minutes and went to look for the arrow at the point of impact. I now see the point of lighted nocks which I do not have. I never found the arrow. We looked there about 25 minutes. Also did not see any blood at poi. We did find a few drops about 40 yards away, and some more about 30 yards after that on the trail she took. The blood looked bright red, no bubbles or green though. Kind of the color of the banner on this mobile site. So here is the deal. My son and I backed out and got sown better flashlights. We came back about 8 and searched till midnight and found nothing additional. My problem is that I cannot go back this am since I have a flight that I am currently sitting on. I called a local group that brings out dogs to assist but they said they couldn't come until the morning. Their advice given the above was that I probably didn't get a good shot. So here is my very long winded questions. #1, is there anything I can do to have someone try and recover the animal without me there? I live in New York. #2, is there a chance given the above that I missed? Attempting to not sound like a blow horn, I am a pretty good shot, and I could not recover the arrow. If I found the arrow I would be more inclined to think we'll I just grazed him, must of pulled it. Since I can't find it, I am guessing it is in her. Even due to the lack of blood is that possible? Thanks for any advice. I feel like crap. I hope she doesn't end up in someone's yard with an arrow hanging out. I can't get back in until Monday to search and I feel wasteful.