Congrat's on the pass, and thank you for asking the question. This is the first time of being on this forum and this was the first question I looked at. I would recomend the follwing, be thankful you saw a deer and made a wise decision to pass up the shot. I want you to assist your hunting friends with as many tracking trips as you can. As a bow hunter that is somethng I have to incourage to new hunters. Learn to track the animal you just shot, because even the most expienced hunter will make a bad shot, on a broadside animal. It happens, but you owe it to the deer to learn as much as you can about them... Just ask a hunter, we can't stop sharing stories. Maybe we should discuss the one's we didn't find in time stories. Maybe we could all learn from the loss... we all know the feeling.
Good luck with your season! As I have been told a thousand times... 90% of the deer in range will give you the shot if you just wait for it!