I thought it would be fun to get some stories when you said "OK, enuff! Climb is too risky, ice too thin, animal too far to pack, river to swift etc and you conceeded your hunt?
Throughout the years I never thought twice about pulling the trigger if I wanted the game and figured I would find a way to get it out later! As I have aged, and put a couple surgeons kids through college's, my decision making process has changed!
First "pass" I can rememeber was in N Dakota deer/pheasant hunt trip - 1993.. One of my friends shot a does lower jaw off, knocked her out temporarily only to have her get up and run across a very swift stream about waist deep - maybe 50 yards across. Temps in the teens. I looked at that river long and hard before saying -OK fool, not worth drowning for even though I figured deer was not far off and likely dead....
Ended a black bear hunt midweek in Ont about a year later due to flooding as well! Whats your "Better Judgement Stories?