In Ohio you can field dress the deer as long as it is tagged correctly when checked in. If you're a land owner, you don't have to purchase a permit, you can make your own tag. In this area, you have to call the game warden if you have a problem, otherwise he never shows up. During bow season, he's never at the local check station, only during gun season.
I too was impressed with this buck, quick glance shows almost no deductions for asymmetrical points. The entry wound is on the other side, pretty sure it was a heart/lung shot. Taken with a crossbow.