Self sentencing sounds like a good idea. When/if I ever shoot one accidentally, I guess I'll just bypass the game warden (don't need to hassle the very busy wildlife officers with an investigation) and just send them a check. Anonymously.
I'm sure they will thank me profusely for my thoughtfulness.
Hinge-cutting serves several purposes in regard to improving both whitetail habitat and your hunting experience. There are two main types of hinge cuts including a cut for screening and funnels and a cut for bedding. Hinge cuts for screening and funnels should be done somewhere between the knee and waist to block a deer's vision as well as block a travel path. Hinge cuts for bedding should be done around chest high so that there is room for a deer to bed underneath.