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Idaho conservation officers recently solved a case of closed-season deer shooting. An older man shot at a large buck out of the back door of his house. This was in a rural subdivision with other houses nearby. The deer was wounded and ran off, so the shooter had his son and another man follow. The idea was to "run it down and gun it down", but they didn't find it. Later that day the deer made a big circle and came back to the area where it was originally shot. The son or a helper then shot at it with a pistol, missing the deer but not the neighbor's van. The owner and another person were standing at the front of the van talking when the bullet hit. They observed the deer running, but didn't know the bullet had struck the van until later when the officers were lining out the trajectory of the shots. They recovered a bullet from the inside of the back door of the vehicle. Charges are pending the outcome of ballistics tests to see who shot what. The officers found the deer dead, but unfortunately it was spoiled by the time it was found.