I do carry a CCW most of the time and am aware of that rule Kellory. The follow up shot would have been right at the end of shooting time, but it was just too iffy with a bow. Everything turned out well in the end. If I had to do it all over again, would I do it the same? In hindsight...yea, I think so. I have lost a deer or two by pushing them too soon. It's hard to leave, but sometimes it's the right thing to do. (Now if I was concerned about predators, I would have only waited a few hours)
Thanks for the offer Sierra, but I'll pass on the coyotes.
Keep life simple...if you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.