I have come back to hunting this year after a 30 year time out. I am having a great time trying to bag a deer after all these years. My previous hunting experience from age 11 to 28 was all in PA with very restrictive laws. Up there, dogs are used for birds and small game, but strictly prohibited for deer, so I have a question on how to handle a situation where a dog pack runs a deer past me and I am lucky enough to take it. First question, is it ethical to shoot a deer in front of a strangers pack? If it is ethical, is there a common courtesy that should be extended to the dog owner (share of kill, cash, etc.) I am asking because a pack chased a deer within 200 yards of me last week on state gamelands, unfortunately out of my sightline. Just looking to know how to handle this if it happens again.
Thanks in advance for your advice.