It's a rural stop sign and the road is 100% empty except you. Then it's stupid to follow the law--no one will get hurt. Do it, get ticketed by the cop you did not see hiding in the shadows and then try not paying the fine. You could not hurt anyone--there was no one. The law still applies.
Do you want your neighbor rehabing a mountain lion? Maybe a skunk and he doesn't want it descanted? Baby moose? Wolverine?
The only reason we rehab wildlife is it makes us feel good. Scientifically, there's a lot of questions on how much harm it does.