I looked for blood but did not find any. It literally grazed his back. The broadhead was only partially deployed. Im not sure exactly what happened but from what I saw, when i released the arrow...it(the arrow) flipped its butt somewhat upwards as it flew over the deers back. The arrow head i used is the rage...i've attached a picture of what it looks like closed. My guess is it grazed him just enough that those front parts of the blades which cause it to deploy grazed his back and took some fur with it. I know for a fact it did not pass through the deer cause i saw the arrow flip over the back of the deer. and as far as blood I couldn't find any and the arrow just had dirt on it. It was a wet week and the ground was moist hence the dried dirt on the arrow.I don't know the more I look at this picture the more I think you actually hit the deer. Its a mechanical broadhead so it won't open until impact right? Which in my mind says you hit the deer and thats why there is hair in the o ring. In my mind the physics of it doesn't make sense with the story. Did you look for a blood trail? I have had an arrow that made a complete pass through and there was no blood on it. If it wasn't for me looking for blood you would have never known I hit him.
"...but I took the angled, long shot anyway"....It was too far for me.
I took too long ranging it as it slowly moved higher and further away...
...My range finder doesn't do angle either so that didn't help either.
I have 1 word for you: GET CLOSERThis weekend I will be going back to that same spot to see if i can get back on that same buck.