Well, maybe not badly shot but badly shot from the perspective of using the meat and completing a clean gralloch. I did the DSC 1 and so on and all shots are side on at 100 yards but now I've got some stalking of my own it has come as no shock to discover that not all animals stand side on and if I'm going to shoot something then at some point I'm going to have to risk that quartering shot.
So, if the shot goes in behind the front leg and exits just ahead of the rear leg bursting the stomach badly how do you deal with the gralloch, or do you just write the animal off as a total loss? If you open the deer and find that half the stomach contents are hanging about in the cavity and maybe some sucked into the chest as well (can that happen?) is there any way to recover some of the meat?
Recently I passed up a shot on a HUGE sika stag who was standing facing away from me. Now in truth he was too good to shoot for the freezer which is my only real interest but it was also the case that any shot was going to destroy the stomach on the way in and I've no idea what I'd have done with the carcase at that point, I'd guess all the internal cavities would pretty much have been painted green. So, I'm interested in any information I can get to have me better prepared.