Say I hit a deer, wound it inside the city limits, is it against the law to shoot it to put out of its misery? Heard conflicting stories.
You're hearing conflicting stories because the laws, the interpretation and the application of those laws all vary. Yes, in most cities it will not only be illegal to discharge a firearm inside city limits. In addition, in most areas it will be illegal to discharge a firearm close to an improved road (the distance can vary). Bottom line, if this happens to me in a town I don't live in, I'm going to call 911 and ask them for permission to humaely put the deer down. If they won't give permission, I guess they'll then have to dispatch a LEO to take care of it.