Re: Posted Private Property & Retrieving Game
Potential Trespassing Charges I would think, and an angry homeowner who might take more drastic measures in the future (legal or not).
What would I have done?
Given the circumstances, you winged him, he flew a further distance, eventually fell, and is now a runner until he recovers.
If he continued to fly I would venture to think he would be able to fly again in short bursts if needed, until fully recovered.
I would have continued on with my hunt, yeah it's a bummer, but it's bound to happen.
IMHO just because his wing folded doesn't mean he sustained life threatening injuries, and is lying there dead.
Animals are remarkable creatures.
That being said, I wasn't there...
I think you did the right thing, respecting landowners.
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