Bowhunting for deer

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.  

Answered on: 
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 2:15 PM MST