A couple of months ago Ray Holohan (thank you Ray!) shared his thoughts about Shot Simulator, a program for PC and an app for mobile devices. We have not tried it, but this is what Ray said:
Just thought I would pass some info on to you about a new app that is out for
deer hunting, It is called Shot Simulator from Deer and Deer Hunting magazine.
It cost $4.99 and is pretty cool. You can postion the deer exactly the way it
looked from your treestand and pick the spot you think you hit on the deer. Then
it shows the trajectory of the arrow as it passes through the deer. Then you can
peel away the skin then the bones and see what organs were hit on the way
through. I can't help but think how useful it might be to a tracker to explain
to a hunter why we may or may not find his deer.Then it gives you tips and
strategy on how you should proceed. Take a look, I think you will find it
Later Ray, Rosco and Razen
The video about Shot Simulator is available at
I can see that this app for Android based phones has pretty poor reviews so do your research..
Another product that you might find really useful is blaze orange toilet paper released under Rutt Wipe brand. The promotional video is not my cup of tea, but I think that the product has a great potential for marking blood trail in the woods. It is light, biogradable and has more than one application!