Out stalking this morning, spot 12 fallow in a field, 1 big buck rest does & fawns, stalk into them to try and shoot a yearling, shoot said animal then start the routine of retrieving the carcass. On approaching the animal I see another animal hung up in the all to common top 2 strands of barbed wire on the fenceline, I cautiously get to this animal without alarming and stressing it further and identify it as a young doe fawn, she was caught just above her cleats on her left hind leg. I presumed on my way to her that it was an animal that had just vacated the field after the initial shot but on further inspection could see that it had been there sometime as the earth surrounding the animal was bare and she had superficial cuts on her forelegs where she had been struggling for some time. After briefly trying to see if she could be freed I made the decision it was best to put her out of her misery.
My question is would other people do the same, or free her and hope she had no lasting injuries so could fully recover?