Hey I just wanted to see if anyone on here has had similar problems and any advice to get over it. Last year I Shot a huge buck. I see many big bucks where I hunt and this was by far the biggest. Two drop tines, probably a 200 class buck. Im not making that up. I trailed him with a nice blood trail for several hundred yards. The trail went aeay and so did he. My dog lost the trail in the same area. In all reality, I just took a bad shot and lost the buck of a lifetime. The rack got to my head and I shot the buck in the chest. The sign was good, but I never recovered the buck. Dumb. It took me until this year to get over it. I finally had the urge to hunt again. Almost exactly one year later I had a nice 150-160 class buck at 8 yards. Shot him. Aimed right behind the shoulder. He ran. Waited 30 minutes. Got down. Arrow covered from one end to the other in bright red blood. Blood trail was amazing. Tracked him for 150 yds. he crossed a road. big pile of blood in the road. Look up and I see the deer walking slowly up a hill. I backed off and went back later. Followed a nice blood trail for close to a mile. The blood trail kept crossing scrapes as the blood lessened. The darn thing was back to checking for does. A neighbor of mine saw him a couple days later, limping along with a few does. must have hit him a little far forward in the shoulder. The sad thing is i can shoot 2 inch groupings from 35 yards. Two years in a row. Two lost, once in a lifetime bucks. Any advice on how to recover from this? Im really starting to doubt my bow hunting skills. Idk, just any help would be cool. maybe i will just stick to fishing. Any guys that have shared this type of experience that have any tips on how they were able to sit in the woods without playing things lack that over and over in their heads would be nice.