POACHER. That is the name we have for your kind where I come from. BJ that is not ethical and in no way should you feel that you were in the right on that one. Fella's like you are why some people look down on outdoorsmen and hunters.
Ok BeefJerky, now when u go to a Hunters Ed Class the first thing you learn is you dont shoot at anything at all if u cant see it and identify it. Trust my i have been through more than one class kuz i think they are fun. As for leaving meat to rot and sayin that the antler size laws are B.S that to me is B.S . The laws are there to help the animals. You made a really bad call.
When hunting whitetails there are many different languages being spoken afield that I key on when outdoors. All these little creatures living around whitetails have something to tell us if we are willing to listen.
My favorite tattletales of the outdoors are a handful of little birds that live in my state of Ohio. Maybe yours too. A tip for the upcoming season.
There are Blue Jays, Cardinals, Chickadees, Killdeer, and Sparrows that all have language...