I saw where 102 refered to this in another thread. This is my nemesis. It has happened to me twice. Only enough penetration to lodge the arrow in this joint and never see it or the deer again. One I had snow and left the deer over night. That deer is still walking.

The other I saw the deer 300 yards across the field 20 minutes later walking normal with the exception of the arrow.

In both instances I was holding low anticipating the deer to drop and clearly they didn't.

Comments, thoughts, criticisms. I hate it. It is such a frustrating thing to know you were an inch from watching one fall in sight.