How bad is it to have a telelens without VR?

Yesterday I bought an AF-P Nikkor 70-300 and it was supposed to have VR but today the package arrived and I realized that it does not have it. Sincerily, it bothers me some to ask my money back so I was wondering if it is too bad to keep it like that. I mean, is it too hard to take good photos without a tripode and without VR? I want to use it for wild life photography. Thank you all in advance