If I remember right one of the symptoms of CWD or Hemorrhagic Disease (or some disease deer are afflicted with) is that a deer begins to lose inhabitions. They can become dangerous to hunters because they had less/no fear of them.
...but those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. -Isaiah 40:31
I've had that experience a few times, though not in deer season. Hard to put an explaination on it. I had a small four point actually follow me for quite a distance one time, and a respectable nine point walk around me for more than an hour while I cut firewood.
"Be nice, until its time to not be nice" (Patrick Swayze...Roadhouse)
Really...nice shot chris, that's hunting??!! What a joke!
I would have to say that was said in jest.
Not sure what I would do in a situation like that. I guess if I thought the deer was sick (CWD, rabies, brain-damaged, whatever) and needed culled I would take the shot, or if he were to charge. Other than that, I'd have to be broke and really pressed for food to shoot a deer like that.
"Well boy, you ain't gonna git nothin' layin' in that bed." ~My ol' man