tough call. Legally, you don't have to tag it. In Missouri, you can only take 1 buck during Archery season. a couple of years ago, my nephew stuck one that ran across the river, then into 1000 acres of standing corn. several of us walked that field for hours looking for it, but never did find it ( good blood trail for 100 yard, but barely anything once it hit the corn). The farmer finally found it about a week later when he was running the combine. My nephew kept hunting. Like you, most years we get dialed in on which deer we want to shoot.