You’re in the woods, no cell service, don’t have a sat phone. You come across a deer shot through the face with what looks like a slug. It’s bleeding from the mouth, the jaw is shattered, head is swollen, eye’s are pussed over. It’s a buck but you only have an antlerless tag. It’s late enough in the day you’ll never contact a Conservation Officer and get back by dark.
I have had to do it several times. People around here just fling shots at deer no matter how good of a shot it is. Most of the time I don’t contact the conservation officer I just play the hand that was dealt to me.