crtbc wrote:Short answer is probably not. Many cities have an ordinance against firing a gun inside the city limits and that includes this situation. In fact it includes self-defense but usually isn't pursued due to no jury would convict.If you are out of cell phone range, see a deer hit by truck and its still alive but technically still in city limits are you legally allowed to put it out of its missery???
In SC recently I think the law was changed that if you hit a deer with your car you could keep him but have to report it to LEO for approval. In your case you could easily be charged for hunting out of season or in restricted areas and could have a very hard time proving that it was hit by atruck first.