Here's a real situation that happened to me: I shot a decent 8 pointer a few years ago and made a good but not great shot. I busted his front shoulder and caught the offside lung but the deer was able to run about 150 yards and cross the property line. About 50 yards on the other side of the fence the guy hunting over there had the deer come staggering by him and was able to put another arrow in it and the deer went right down.
There was a good blood trail the whole way, I shot the deer first and put what would have been a fatal shot on him, and the other guy admitted that the deer was staggering and appeared to be on his last legs when he came past his stand.
My question to all of you is a two part question:
#1) Who do you think should have tagged the deer?
#2) Who do you think DID tag the deer?
What do you think happened and have any of you experienced something similar?