To bad you lost her. But it happens to most hunters at one time or another. Curious Sir: You said there was meat found. Did you happen to notice or find any fur? and its color? Hunting without snow is a tough hunt when trying to track a get-a-way. Mise well try again tomorrow. That's all you can do under these circumstances.
"Do not follow where the path leads, rather go where there is no path and leave a trail."