My bad experience last year was with using a Rage and had the same shoulder hit. Unfortunately, we saw the buck the next night feeding out in a corn field then walked right in front of my truck. My fear is you didn't get enough penetration and will not locate the buck. This doesn't mean that all the comments above should be discarded as they are the right thing to do as a hunter. This was the first time using the Rage and I made a poor hit however, if I had bee using the Muzzy MX3 like I have been for several years then I would have found my buck. I would really give your hunting property a good shearch and if there is water nearby look there. Good luck and hopefully you will locate him. If you hunt long enough a lost animal will happen, it's just life. We do our best and sometimes things just happen differently than we had hoped.