My bowhunting season has been very entertaining. I got to watch plenty of different deer. They have done things I have never even seen before. I passed on a lot of different bucks this season (16-18- inch 8 pointers) to hopefully get a chance at the one I wanted. Well sunday night was a beautiful night to be in the woods it was very calm out. At about five I can hear a deer coming from a distance. I grab my bow and put on my release because I didn't know what it was and I always get ready just in case. The deer gets about 40 yards away and I finally see that its the one I have been wanting to shoot. As he gets closer and closer I get more excited. He comes in at about 20 yards and I draw back when he's not looking. I have to hold for about 20 seconds so he turns broadsides. I let the arrow fly. As he runs away I see the arrow sticking out of him. I was excited I thought I had put a good shot on him. I get down and call my dad and we go back and start to look. No blood...No arrow....No hair.. and No deer... I believe I might have stuck him in the shoulder? I'm just so disgusted I searched the property all night and all the next day with nothing. This deer had a broken leg also so I doubt he will live through winter. I'm just bummed now and don't even want to climb back into the stand.