Hey adam, its illegal to carry a fire arm while bow hunting in Washington. The arrow severed the deers spinal cord crippleing him, it is brutal walking up to a dying animal, it is only ethical to finish him with a shot to the lungs and heart that put him out in a few seconds.
As far as this hunt... I drew back on him a 20 yards, he spooked to 55 and so I decided to take a wild shot at his head. I stoned him... it was game over.