Very lucky: broadhead failure
Saturday morning I had a nice 6 point stop perfectly in my shooting lane at 30 yards. When the arrow hit, I could see that it was a bit forward and that I got very little penetration. I thought I heard him crash so I backed out for about an hour. When we headed in to find him, there was no blood to be found. After a quick search, we found him about 60 yards away. Since we did not recover my arrow, I was very cautious when gutting him. After skinning him, I removed the front shoulder on the side that I had shot him. Between the shoulder and rib cage, I found 6 pieces of my broadhead. Other than the tiny piece of ferrule attached to the threads, none of the broadhead penetrated the chest cavity. The basically bare shaft luckily hit the heart. Since I did hit the leg bone, I can't fully blame the broadhead, but would have thought at least the ferrule, would have held up better.