Last night whilst out foxing we came across a roe buck which was clearly lame on its front leg, but mobile. Also it appeared to have some string/baler twine on its antlers.
It was on a piece of ground adjacent to some ground we have permission to shoot on, but was not on our ground. After a short time it vanished into a very substantial ditch/hedge.
So the dilema was/is what should we have done and what would the legal consequences be?. We did have a deer legal rifle but say we had a .223 and it was in England, what then.
I expect it will never happen again, but if it does a better understanding of the legalities might be helpfull.