Trust me, he's out there, watching. Sometimes he likes to play mind games.
I was hunting in RFF when I heard footsteps behind me. They were stopping when I was.
I quickly ran back but found nobody, only this note :
Doc here. I heard you had a bit of trouble finding an animal you winged out there...You even bragged about it on the forums...
It's vital that if you injure an animal you find it and do not allow it to suffer!
Make sure you get to it and make sure you confirm the kill with your HunterMate.