I wondered that myself after the encounter. I like to think I would go to the house and ask the landowner if I could search for the buck. If I was rejected I’d contact the nearest ranger, the station was about 3 miles away. Again, I think thats what Id do.
Luckily, it didnt come to that. I dont think bringing a ranger to a landowner in order to retrieve a buck would be a positive way to introduce a hunter to a nonhunter.
Anyone else ever been in a similar situation?
Ill start another thread asking this question.