Pulled back on 4 point yesterday. I wanted the 10 pointer I saw the evening before but the guy didnt show so the fever got the best of me when his little brother walked up to my Renzo decoy about 9 am on Sat. He was standing 10 yds out broadside,I put the green dot right behind his shoulder and click....the release failed!!! I kept clicking!!! the release had opend but the loop was caught on one side. I turned to look at it and it released. It him low I assume,I did not even see it hit I was looking at the release. When the bow fired I turnd and saw him scatter.I assumed I missed. I sat in the stand for two hours I could see the arrow 3 ft to the left of where he was standing so I thought no problem. I got down and went to pick up the arrow.The muzzy and the insert were gone and the carbon shaft was splintered. It went through there was blood on the vanes. I follwed the blood trail for about 1.5 miles took about 2 hours over every ridge and ravine he stayed on the very edge. I certainly learned about blood trailing,I had never done it before. When I would loose the trail I would put a orange flag at the last blood spot then work in a circle till I found another spot. The blood was light at first it took me 1 hour to go the first 500 yds.I did not want to leave him to die and let the coyotes get him. The last 300 yds it got heavy then it just disappeared??? I looked all over could not find it or pick it back up. I was on the edge of a ravine he was not in the bottom and the tracks were clear. He had quit bleeding. I soon lost the tracks so I gave it up. I had tracked him over 2500 yds. I pray to God he made it the water. When I got home I checked out the area on google earth where I lost the blood trail. He was headed straight for a stream. I pray he made it. The water will rebuild his blood supply. Next time he will not be so quick to run up to a decoy I am sure. He had a big body and I was hungry, maybe next year his rack will match his wieght. My freezer is still empty. My grinder silent..... And I am one Carbon with a Muzzy down....... Word of advice: "Dont by the cheap release." I will get a new one before I go out again.