Going back to the swamp where we lost him is NOT an option for me. I live in Birmingham, MI, and the deer was shot in Camden, AL, a trip of 908 miles one way. The landowner assures me he'll look for the deer as the rut heats up down in southern Alabama in the next two weeks. As to the possibility I got "buck fever", in a word- no. He was standing broadside at 40 yards, and I had a rock solid rest. I shot the bullet within 1/4" of where I was aiming. After almost 40 years of competitive high power rifle shooting, if I can do anything, I can "call my shots". I called this shot a center "X".