Hmmm, let's see . . . . . . Texas Parks and Wildlife rules say I can have one "trophy" and one "other" (aka spike) buck. If they're both standing broadside, and I've known bucks to freeze when I got buck fever and rushed a shot, I could probably drop them both with my Model 81 (semi-auto) in .300 Savage.
Now, if I can only choose one or t'other . . . . hmmm, now that's a dilemma to think about . . . . but I'd choose taking the wounded buck. Like most the other guys here on the forum, I don't stand for watching a buck wander around wounded. He's suffering and needs to be put out of his misery. Why not do that AND put him in the freezer, too???