did that buck look weak and/or infirmed to you? he didn't look that way to me. at least before he got mauled. sarcasm aside - i understand the point you're trying to make. but the world or the ecosystem ain't gonna miss the small percentage hunters get a chance to take out.With all things in balance I would contend that a healthy deer herd would be in part a result of at least one apex predator species to winnow out the weak and infirm.
I'm not calling BS on this but that deer in my opinion was either tame or hurt. A wild deer would have never stood there like that unless he was already injured before this started. Just my opinion.