An animal did lose its life, but there was no malice on my part and I did not just wake up one morning and kill it. I woke up very early one morning, checked my equipment, put on my backpack, hiked through the woods, stalked quietly, sat uncomfortably, and was fortunate enough to see a deer. I then had to fight a mental battle. Was this doe mature enough to take? Was I close enough to make a good shot? Could I get closer?