He should have followed the correct procedures in such matters!!!.........."SSS".
years back, a cousin of mine shot a deer, and did not find it after looking for the remainder of the day, the next morning, he shot another, and while tracking that deer, he came upon the one he shot the previous day. instead of letting another in our group tag it, he called the game warden before he told anyone in our party.
in the end, we were all accused of poaching, and were "under investigation" our names were taken by the official one by one as we returned to our camp. the official contacted the property owner (who we had known for the majority of our lives) and since that day, we no longer have permission to hunt that land. although none of us were officially cited, not even the man that shot the extra deer. maybe sometimes, it's better to say nothing at all.
As the allure of hunting big whitetails becomes more and more a passion for many, we are finding that the recent (historically speaking) popularity of hunting deer from a tree stand is becoming the way to do it. I'll make no statement either for or against that technique here. This will be simply an essay on what I feel are some outstanding rifles for tree stand use.
Before we go even one more step, let's all remember that safety is first and foremost for anyone wanting to hunt...