While trying to take down deer or elk in the wild with a bow, failing to take them down in one shot or missing entirely will send them into flee mode. When this happens, I've noticed that it's nearly impossible to hit them due to their seemingly sporadic movement patterns.
However, after studying these patterns in the hopes of being able to better anticipate their movements, it almost appears as though there is some cheap AI that's actually working against me while I aim. When I have the bow aimed directly at them, they start moving side to side randomly as if they know they're right in the crosshairs. If I calculate their trajectory and aim just ahead of where I anticipate them to be by the time my arrow actually gets there, I swear they either stop dead in their tracks or slow down as if to purposely throw off my trajectory calculations. I then aim directly at them, but they take off again. And once they start running, it seems as though they will run for miles before they stop to graze casually again. It's so frustrating.
So is there some pattern to their movement speeds that will make them more predictable once they become frenzied?