Today is the first day of archery here in PA. At about 9:00 this morning my brother send me a text that he just shot a buck and he's tracking it ... Well its now almost 1:30 and he still hasn't found it. He said he had a nice blood trail, but its been raining like crazy today and that of course has by this time washed the blood trail away. Now he's telling me that "maybe" he hit it in the shoulder. My gut tells me that the shot wasn't good. His chances at recovery at this point are just about nill as are that buck's ultimate survival. This got me to thinking .... in waterfowl hunting if we knock a duck down and can't find it in the reeds or a goose sails to the next county ... It still counts towards our bag limit. Why is big game treated differently? Why should he get another crack at a buck during gun season or with a bow? In my mind anyway - he shouldn't ... The buck will most likely succomb to the wound itself or infection and is one less buck for everyone else to harvest. In my mind - he should have to rip up his buck tag. He shouldn't get the chance at a second buck ... Thanks for listening to me vent .... What's your take?