About 7am, I kicked a deer out from under my stand. At 8:30, while in my stand, 3 doe walk in on me. One lays down 15 yards away. They get spooky, and one starts blowing and stomping. The one laying down gets up and starts walking away. At 22 yards, she is broadside and framed between two trees. I can see from the point of her elbow to her hip, with all the mid-section clearly visible. I fire, knowing I'm trying to get closer to the elbow, but the arrow flies higher and farther back on her than I want. Hit her in the short-rib area, and the arrow doesn't go in far at all. At least 3/4 or more of the arrow didn't go in. Why didn't the arrow go in farther? 60 pound old compound bow that is not very fast compared to the modern stuff, with a 4 blade broadhead. Didn't hit her high near the spine, and didn't hit far enough back for the hip. Not far enough forward for the heavy ribs. I figured the best I could hope for from where it hit was a liver shot, but still couldn't figure why it didn't go in. She walked and trotted off, stopping once to look back at the arrow in her. I waited in the stand for 45 minutes, then walked back to the house, and started tracking at 10:30. I didn't like the hit and figured maybe 2 hours would be enough to kill her, if she was going to die that day. It was supposed to rain in the afternoon, so I was concerned about that. Blood trail didn't start for about 80 yards, with just a few drops then, and a real heavy trail from about 110 to 250 yards, then a few drops from 250 to 300 yards, then nothing. I think at 275 yards she had loose poop, looking more like unshaped dog poop, but not liquid, and with a slight green tint. Her trail was sort of like an S, and had one circle back, near the end the heavy blood. That threw me for a long time, because it was hard to find the trail out of her circle back when it stopped to drops, but I did find the line out of there, but after another 50 yards, nothing. Couldn't really follow hoofprints, because they are basically everywhere. The blood was bright red. I didn't notice bubbles or anything like that. Does bright red mean I hit the end of the lung? No dark red, so probably not liver hit. No blood in poop, so maybe not gut shot? The blood didn't seem dried, so she might have been being pushed ahead of me as I was tracking, meaning she was still alive at least 3 or 4 hours after being hit. I tracked until 4:00pm and just couldn't find any continuation from the last drop, and kept looking in that area for the body. So, where do you think she was hit, and why didn't the arrow go in? Well, at least now there's one less deer eating from my wife's veggie garden. I've got to get a new bow. I think the arrow should have driven farther into her, helping out the bad shot. And with a new bow, hopefully I'll shoot a little better. Still, it is my responsibility for the bad shot, but I'll take a little help if a new bow gives it to me. Note: The tracking distances are estimates, and all through some pretty thick stuff. The last drop was on the edge of some open woods and she may have made a run across those woods, or she may have kept back into the thick stuff. I searched both. Anyway, if you live in open country, 300 yards won't sound very far. But in thick stuff it is a very long ways.