Have had happenings similar to the OP while elk hunting before too, but some times stories tend to need a lot of room to really tell the whole thing correctly. I think the OP made a great example of some types of things that can and do happen, so I won't go off again about anymore of mine. I was watching just last night where someone was turkey hunting on some private property only to have a poacher drive right through (caught on camera) and scared the gobbler away. They devoted a minute or two to talking about trespassing on private property and poaching and how it can ruin someones elses hunt and how trespassing and poaching is illegal and how it's not right to begin with. I forget the name of that hunting show.
I saw the same show last night. Guy in older truck just drove through without a care or concern. It was a father and son who were hunting turkey, but I don't remember the name of the show. Not one I normally watch....just killing time with noise in the background. They did sum up the negative impact of poaching.
Everyone has different ideas about trophy pictures. Looks around and you will see "long armers," "set behinders," "big cheesers," and "blood covered brutes." I have a few tips to keep your trophy pictures from being laughers or worse yet just plain gross.
#1 Clean it up. Try to avoid bullet holes, gut pile, mass amounts of blood, and the tongue sticking out. You don't want your big buck to look like a angry 1st grader with his tongue out or a MMA fighter during the 3 round.
#2 Long arming...