Dont kick yourself to hard. This is my first year really bowhunting also Ive made a few hunts. Although I did get a deer last ekk first Bow Deer) and gained confidence with my Bow) I had two shots at a doe Sunday morning and missed both times clean. similar situation it was cold so I had my Fancy new hungting coat on after second miss i realized that my string was hitting the coat sleeves. we learn and get better. There are a lot more variables inbow hunting than rifle hunting for sure. keepp at it youll get your deer.