I fully agree. We own land in several portions of the state and we've always helped others if they had a deer cross over. It's different since we know our neighbors but for a landowner to deny someone the ability to recover their legally harvested animal is bs. Have a warden accompany them in the recovery.Looks like Skiller covered it. In MN that is only if the land is not posted. I know people in MN that have had a hard time getting trepassers charged. Doing it because you would only get a warning is a crappy move. Should always call/talk to the landowner first.
I don't want to come off sounding like trespassing is okay. We have problems with trespassers and it's a serious issue. But for a landowner to deny a request to retrieve game just grinds my gears.