I was stalking yesterday evening and shot a fallow, he was close, about 50 yards at most. I took a simple chest shot and he reacted as you would expect. I found no hair and no blood but had a good look round and found him dead 100 yards away in the wood. Hardly any blood at all just a little bit on the entry wound. The shot placement was exactly where I wanted it.
When I inspected the carcass there didn't seem to be an exit wound. After looking again in the light in the chiller the ribs on the exit side were broken and an expanded bullet sized hole was visible but the skin had no hole in it. I probed with my finger for ages and can't find the exit in the skin but the bullet has passes through the rib bone on both sides.
I was using a .243 with 105g ammo.