Your note has been taken, the tracks where just backwards for which way the deer was heading.
I saw that you wanted to, "expose the significance of actually killing something, and the consequences of death that videogames rarely try to cover" and I didn't really get this as another comment stated but I did feel sad more of for the part of the main character never being able to live up to his fathers expectations... I played it without reading the description really and I thought that was the main point.
I feel like the length of the map might have been a tad bit too big but it added to a tiredness one could feel after tracking a deer into the Scottish Highlands.
I earnest I thought this was a great story about a "accountant and a teacher" mixed characters attempt at fulfilling his fathers expectations.