There was a huge thread on this in Archery Talk. My understanding is he did, in fact, purchase said tag after this buck was killed. Now, I'm going on memory from a year or two back and I just flew through that particular thread. But, the citation is real and I recall thinking he bought said permit after the fact. One other thing, I'm not sure when the deer was shot, but I know for certain that you cannot party hunt during the late ML season.