Originally Posted by winds-of-change
I can't believe that deer didn't take off running after that first shot.
DJ is correct... any dear hunter "who's honest" enough to admit ever missing a shot will confirm that not only do "missed" deer usually freeze, look around, and go to back to grazing but...
I've often seen "other" deer do the same thing when a member of their heard gets shot. Loud band, loud thwap of the bullet impact, struck deer takes off... or drops dead... and the rest of them just look around and go back to grazing.
Not to smart... but tasty!