This evening saw a stud of a 3 year old big 8 point come into an open field behind my blind. I put some corn out there today for the first time to see what can in. About 515 I look back there and all I see is horns moving through the brush headed to my corn. Get the binos up and looking and liking and he steps into a clearing instantly I see he is young and determine no shoot. But I notice something is off about him. So he hits my corn and I keep looking at him through the binos and he is really skinning and walking funny. I examine him further and I see what appears to be a entrance wound on his right side above his shoulder blade but below his spine. So watch him more and he turns to the other side and there is a exit would about the size of a silver dollar down a little from the entrance but still missed shoulder blade and spine. He had licked all the hair around this wound go so it stands out. So I pick the rifle up to get a better look at him through the scope and sure enough he looks bad. So I decide if he gives me a clear unobstructed shot with no branches in the way I would help him out and end it for him. Well for 20 minutes he never gives me a good clean ethical shot. And he walks off in the tree line getting further and further away. Well my lease mate had a few people out with him a 2 weeks ago and he made no mention of anyone taking a shot at a buck and missing but I am confident it was one kid he brings with him who likes to change our feeder times cause he doesn't like how I have them set and tried to make all kinds of changes. He also managed to convince the lease mate to move my blind back about 50 yards from the feeder making it a 172 yard shot so he could see more lanes. I am sure it was him. But all that aside we have rules about young bucks and it was clearly violated more than likely I should say buy a guest. Now the question he looked real bad and I want to try to find him tomorrow but what are his chances of survival should I not help him out. Infection will take over correct? Thanks for the help.
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