This is what leave is for.
Update: The buck fell at 13TDS0365819982. Range was 207 meters, through a light crosswind, with the same 139-grain .284" pointed-soft-point thrown by 50 grains of IMR4350 from the same 7x57mm Ruger as last year. He fell instantly, then after about twenty seconds he got back up. Then he fell again for good.
He was struck through the sternum. The projo was not recovered.
- a laser rangefinder is on order, using miles left over from an old credit card, not enough for a ticket but plenty for this gadget.
- need to carry a safety-orange object just to mark the place where I took the shot. Having nothing this time, I just stacked some rocks. Not easy to find after dressing the animal.