Texas offers plenty of opportunities for double and triple kills during a single hunting trip. Hogs, coyotes and deer may show up at one feeding spot at one time. Why not continue hunting after you’ve taken your first animal? Some supposedly experienced hunters reckon that hunting in a spot where you’ve just killed an animal is a losing proposition. They believe that blood spooks other game. Wrong.
Blood doesn’t spook deer. People do.
Deer are known to continue feeding even when a carcass is present. In some cases, they want to inspect the carcass — which creates another opportunity to pull the trigger. In warmer weather you’ll want to remove your kill as quickly as possible to preserve the meat. In colder weather, you might want to leave the animal where it dropped and continue hunting.
Either way, if you want to continue hunting in the same spot where you harvested game, follow all the normal deer hunting protocol. Leave the field as quickly as possible, cover your scent, reduce your noise. Kicking dirt over the spilled blood won’t hurt. But the biggest issues you face: hiding your presence and minimizing disruption to the area where you’re hunting.