I have a feeling that this will be one for the "Ask a Trooper" forum but thought I would toss it out for discussion first. A radio cannot be used for hunting per the regulations but can it be used for recovering an animal?
A couple of examples:
1. You on a high knoll and your hunting partner is stalking a moose you have spotted. You watch him sneak in and make the shot. The moose takes off and runs about 500 yards then crashes in some thick brush well out of sight of the hunter in the field. Can you legally direct him to the downed animal from your vantage point?
2. You are on a goat hunt with a few buddies. You split into teams of two and go after a goats in different areas of the drainage. Later in the day you and your partner have harvested a goat so you make your way over to a vantage point to see how the rest of the party is doing across the valley. You set up your optics and get a front row seat for the shot. You see a solid hit but the animal manages to make it up into the cliffs out of view of the hunters. Can you legally direct them to the wounded animal via radio?