I live in an area where there's a lot of wild life roaming free. I get out of city limits and once in a while driving & carrying I come across a mortally wounded (by some other vehicle not around) moose, deer or elk and plenty of dead or dying coyotes, squirrels, skunks and racoons are common events. Without self-incriminating myself, I have taken action to end a terminally suffering animal's life, after 1 incident a few years back waiting 3-hours for the animal control officers to show up after I called it in, declare it FUBAR and euthanize it, then haul it away without so much as a thanks. Watching THAT much pain for 3 hours was tough :sad2: and playing traffic cop so other drivers would not run right into it again. Since then I've made some tough calls, humane ones but maybe not totally legal ones. Not much good dispatching a 1/2 ton elk :Image12: and even being able to drag it off the middle of a wooded winding country road. Put up hazard markers fore & aft of the scene and wait for LEO's or NSPCA types to show and ask for my hunting license standing there looking stupid :boom06: with a still hot pistol in my hand & trying to explain I wasn't hunting, just doing the bovine coup-de-grace could get me fried! Drive by and call it in 'not my job' just ain't me, or stop, few rounds to the skull & split, or if it's too big to move off the road wait for either my worse day on the road to unfold, or a pat on the back from some animal-cop. olice: I called the city cops: "Absolute 'NO-GO' let it suffer and no shooting within city limits!" To county sheriffs: "Depends on the officer, situation and you still run a risk of 'hunting without a license' and discharging a firearm within X-meters of something!" Hunting? "Yes officer, I was hunting that moose with my 18-wheeler Mack truck that ain't around right now, :54: but ain't it a beauty. Jerky anyone?" "Up against the car now & spread 'em!" Vague and confused answers @ best from protect & serve. I guess what I'm looking for is non-self incriminating feedback on how you may have dealt with a similar situation and what the outcome was. Any cops on USA Carry? I will understand if I get no replies to this and continue doing what fits the laws, my conscience/luck and the situation. Living real close to the boonies is nice but frigging animals do tend to mess up real nice drives through the woods. Even got deer-whistles on my SUV's front bumper, but I ain't the driver who turned Bambi into pulp-fiction and left it for me to find still breathing and crying out in agony. What's legal in one state probably gets me 5-years lock-up in another. Tough calls. Anyone got any good hints other than stay home?