I can see your point but there is definitely a grey area here.
Not many people realize this but the hunter that eventually got the spider bull had a shot at the bull two days earlier and missed at 190 yds. They couldn't find the bull for two days and were out hunting him. The Mossback team hunted him hard for a month during archery season and could not find him for 4 weeks with their archery hunters before the eventual rifle hunter got him.
This was a hunting situation nonetheless and he could've easily gone home empty handed.