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.
A perk of majoring in wildlife biology in college is the plethora of hunting knowledge that you collect throughout your course load. One of the most important factors in whether an area can hold large quantities of animals or produce large antlers is forage.
Most universities, state schools and even community colleges offer basic botany courses and plant ID courses. Although it might not be feasable for the average middle age hunter to pay tuition and go back to college to learn hunting...