Re: 8 Point & a cross bow bolt!
The tread was started to discuss how tough a deer is, not how many are wounded by archery hunters. I'm sure there are more deer wounded and not recovered from gun shots than arrows. It would be hard to prove but just given the number of rifle hunters vs archery hunters should be enough to start a good case for it. I would also bet that anyone that has hunted deer has missed at least once, which says not every shot is a kill shot. So you can be prepared and practice as good as anyone should be and there will always be something that can happen that you don't expect that will cause a miss or a bad shot, twigs, branches, gust of wind, movement or any other variable that one cannot predict.
Our responsibility as hunters is to take the best opportunity to make an ethical, clean kill shot with whatever weapon you choose and not to take shots that do not offer the best chance to make a good clean ethical kill