I shot a deer the other week and it was probably hit a bit far back. I didn't have my dogs with me but I spent hours looking for it. Next few days the property owners were looking for it and unfortunately no luck. The following week they got a slight whiff of the a dead animal some 450m in thick bush from where the shot was taken. I went back last weekend and I had a whiff for a second pushing through thick bush but then nothing. Finally I was able to get back with the dachshunds and in 20 minutes they found it.