Ehunter. There is a good chance that if you shoot him, his whole shoulder will be gangrene. I don't know how it works in your state, but up here DNR will issue you a new tag if the animal is unfit for consumption. Gangrene poisons the blood, and the whole animal. Then, depending on the officer, he may or may not let you keep the rack. Even if they take it, our officers usually get trophy animals mounted and display them in their own offices. Anyway, good luck with your choice!