Originally Posted by rcairflr
Question for you hunters. If the OP did not have 2 tags, could he have gotten in trouble from the Fish and Game dep.?
Last year in Colorado something similar happened to us. The last day we were there we flushed 2 small bucks up to where 2 of our hunters were posted. When they cleared the brush one of my buddies shot at the lead buck and though he had missed, but his gun jammed when he went to reload. By the time he cleared the jam and got back on them, he shot the lead buck again and it went down. We all caught up to him, and my dad asked him what the hell he was doing shooting both bucks! Turns out he hit the first buck the first time, but he didn't see it go down when he was clearing the gun. Then he shot the second buck thinking it was still the lead deer.
We talked things over, and rightly called into the local Colorado DOW office. They met us in town, recovered the second deer which we had field gutted, and it was going to be donated to a local food bank. The hunter got a $50 ticket, but was happy he got to keep his deer.