That's a good question. I don't know what the fine is, but it's probably cheaper than a vet or hospital bill. Of course he could take my gun. Maybe I need a hi point for deer defense.
We had a lame deer (as in limping, not like @toddnjoyce) on our place. It managed to get into one of our pens but couldn't get out. Laid down and couldn't get up again. We called the game warden, he came out and shot the deer and hauled him off. It seems like if the warden gets involved they'll keep the animal. I wouldn't have want to process that one anyway, no telling what was wrong with it.