Well, friday was my best and worst sit on stand ever. I had 8 bucks, 3 of which were shooters in the 5 acre patch of timber I was hunting. I have been getting pictures of an 8 point I call Curly, well he showed up friday morning and presented me with a 32 yd shot. 32 yds is a chip shot for me or at least I thought! Well when I punched the button on this buck, he drop a bunch. I hit him way high, when he spun and took off, I could see about 12-15 inch of arrow sticking out of him, It appeared the arrow was just below the spine, as a matter of fact when I saw him take off I said to myself how did he not drop in his tracks (I thought as high as the shot was I should have hit him square in the spine). I new it wasn't good and backed out immediately. Awhile later we (me and a buddy) found blood and followed it for 150-200 yds, not much blood at all. A drop here and a drop there. We followed blood up to where he ended up jumping the fence into a cow pasture where we eventually lost blood completely. We combed through the obvious places and never found this buck. I have killed plenty of deer with a bow and this is only the 2nd deer I haven't found. Man does it make me sick. My question to you is How high is too high? Do you think this deer is dead or alive?