Re: first time deer hunter question.
Yes, as mentioned above. Keep in mind some landowners may not let you retrieve an animal. They may be anti-hunting in some cases or want a big rack for themselves.
This should be factored in before you take the shot. That is, give it some thought & put the shot where it needs to be to ensure the deer doesn't go far.
The best way to orientate yourself is to ask the neighboring landowner ahead of time how they feel about retrieval. They may have hunters out & want contact prior, they may say 50 yrds to retrieve a dead deer is O.K..
If they are hunters, some year it will be their turn to ask you about coming over for retrieval.