If I wound a deer with my bow the night that the season closes and I cannot find it before it gets too dark, can I go back and try to retrieve my deer the next day?
Yes, you must make a reasonable effort to retrieve any animal you wound. It is strongly recommended you contact the local Conservation Officer or Idaho Department of Fish & Game Regional Officer and inform them of the circumstances as soon as possible. Officers and regional offices have answering machines and you should leave a message that includes; who, what, when, where, and why you are attempting to recover an animal after the season is closed. You may be contacted and questioned regarding the circumstances.