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.
"Any rifle will shoot bullets through the same hole. You just have to be able to see well enough to aim right."