We had an incident in our hunting group where a guy killed a hog with a big nasty gash in it's leg. The hog was obviously pretty sick, and maggots were in the wound. The wound itself wasn't such an issue, nor the maggots. (Maggots are often beneficial in the respect that they keep the dead and gangrenous flesh pared away.) The hunter decided to leave the animal based on the fact that it was obviously systemically ill. It had a weird color to it's eyes that was kind of a cross between bloodshot and jaundice, and it's body looked like it had been inflated and then deflated. The skin was kind of too big for it. Anyhow, we all got talking on what might qualify for leaving an animal behind and what conditions might justify it. I thought I might ask around here and see what others thought.