Thank you, I’m glad to have joined, great bunch of guys here! Yes the meat was still good, I hit just above the spine through the back straps, the weather was cold so it never got infected, I did have to cut a little bit of the back straps and throw it away otherwise all meat was saved, I was glad to get him with rifle.Congratulations on the great buck, was the meat on him still good? I ask because two years ago my brother shot a buck that still had a broken arrow stuck between the ribs and the front leg. We skinned him but the wound was infected and all the fat had a yellow tinge to it. We figured it wasn't safe to eat and ended up dumping the whole deer.