Last year in SD pheasant hunting, very first day out, we got to a field we hunt every first morning as tradition. It was a CRP field and the dogs had just gotten in the grass when my buddies dog brought him a hen pheasant with feathers blown off and bloody BB holes in it, plus it was still warm. Now being sportsman we didn't hesitate to call the warden in the area(which we thought we knew) and try to report it. When he arrived and we told him our story, he pretty much called us liers and that accidents happen. He went to his truck and we thought it was over, but he came back with a ticket for the person who would admit to shooting it. Now the buddy whose dog brought it back had just applied for a MN warden job (being backgrounded now) and he was going to get the ticket even after we told the warden it was BS. I couldn't let him take the ticket. I told him I didn't shoot the bird, but I'll take the damn ticket, with all intentions of fighting it. Long story made short(er) I drove to SD AGAIN (8 hours) and all I got was the fine (not the hunting restrictions they wanted to give me)
MORAL - THROW THE DAMN BIRD BACK IN THE WOODS!!!
"There's no such thing as too much ammo"