Urban Deer Wounded from Bow Hunting
... A Vancouver Island resident had become used to a pregnant deer visiting her yard ... "Yesterday, we came home and she had an arrow sticking out of her head ...

... People who live in a Magnolia neighborhood are trying to determine who shot a deer with an arrow after the deer as seen waking around with the arrow sticking straight through its neck...



Wild deer with arrow in neck spotted in Monrovia neighborhood October 14, 2016 California, FOX 11 Los Angeles
... he's called 'The Humane Society, police, and 'The State Department of Fish and Wildlife hoping one of them will find the animal and have the arrow removed...

PETA Loses Suit To Halt County's Bowhunting Deer Kill August 26, 2016 Maryland, BethesdaMagazine.com
... the county’s deer population with bowhunting does not violate Maryland’s cruelty code ...  last year, the hunt injured at least 91 deer. “Twelve were young animals, three were lactating mothers, and seven were wounded but never found and likely experienced lingering and painful deaths,” ...

Deer spotted with arrow through head in Chapel Hill October 20, 2015 North Carolina, 11abc News
... he contacted North Carolina Fish and Wildlife but was told if the animal wasn't suffering, there was nothing they could do. [photo by  Brian Attis] ...

... Residents reported seeing a large buck roaming around the neighborhood with an arrow in its chest. The wardens found the buck, though it had to be euthanized because its injury was severe. The wardens determined the arrow was a crossbow bolt ...

Activists petition state to save deer with arrow in face August August 29, 2015 New Jersey, Asbury Park Press 
... Activists from around the world are calling on state officials to save a doe named Grace.  For at least nine months, the deer has roamed the township with an arrow lodged in her face...

Last May, SHARK discovered that a deer in Marlboro, NJ, had been shot in the face by a bowhunter, and that she had been living with the arrow impaled in her face since last November. Our investigator found the deer, who we named Grace, filmed her, and we took her plight to the media in order to get her help. This video updates her situation - including that she has given birth - and how we hope she will soon receive the medical care she needs. - August 17, 2015


Flagstaff, Arrow removed from deer subject to poaching probe September 25, 2015 Arizona, Arizona Daily Sun
... two officers of the Arizona Game and Fish Department tranquilized the wounded buck, which had been roaming around the McMillan Mesa area of Flagstaff... The arrow was lodged in the skin of the deer’s head near its ear...

Craig, Mule deer illegally shot with arrow in Craig last week September 14, 2015 Colorado, Craig Daily Press
   Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are asking the public for help in identifying the person or persons responsible for shooting and injuring a high-quality mule deer buck with an arrow   ...  It survived the initial wound but was euthanized by CPW ... 

This 2 year old deer buck from our local herd walked into our yard with an arrow shot through his back. The tree branch, caught on the arrow, probably broke off a tree and got attached as he ran through the woods after being shot. After we first saw him shot (the first scene in this video), he walked into the woods, and we did not see him until five days later when we saw him laying behind our garage in a safe place that fawns often like for hiding. He still had the arrow through his back... October 19, 2014


Arrow removed from deer's neck in Republic October 18, 2013 Washington, The Spokesman Review (blog)
... Fish and Wildlife biologists Wednesday removed an arrow stuck in a mule deer doe that wanders the Ferry County town with her two fawns.  The wounding comes just a week after state officials requested local residents help them figure out ways to cull the deer... Republic has long had many deer living in town – both enjoyed and considered a nuisance by residents ...

... the deer showed up around noon Friday in the Rockaway Township
backyard of Susan Darrah, who photographed the animal from several feet away while it stood behind her home....
   New Jersey Deer With Arrow In Its Head Is Spotted After Four-Day Absence November 7, 2013 New Jersey, The Smoking Gun 
... New Jersey’s most famous deer with an arrow in its head returned late this afternoon to a backyard in Rockaway Township... [Photo credits:  Susan Darrah/Facebook] ...
      Arrow Removed from Deer's Head in New Jersey; Deer OK November 10, 2013 New Jersey, NBC New York 
... the DEP agent who shot the deer with a tranquilizer...agents unscrewed the arrowhead and removed the shaft ... According to DEP spokesman Larry Hajna, the arrow had pierced the deer's nasal cavity and did not damage any organs...

Officers searching for injured deer in Bend September 23, 2014 Oregon, KTVZ.com
...Residents in Bend spotted a deer last Thursday with an arrow in its left cheek. It is still alive and walked around the neighborhood, but residents said it was in obvious pain, so officials are trying to find it...

Fairfax City Considers Managed Deer Hunt July 9, 2013 Virginia, NBC4 Washington
... another resident worried whether bow hunting was a humane way to cull the deer herd. She recalled what happened when a friend hired a bow hunter to kill deer on her property."Well, sometimes they don't exactly die when they shoot them," said Nancy Ann Cook. "They had an archer come to their property and it (the deer) got away ...

Wildlife officers keep tabs on deer shot with arrow July 3, 2013 Colorado, Our Colorado News
... Wildlife officers are monitoring the condition of a deer seen wandering a Parker neighborhood with an arrow in its back.  The young buck has been spotted by concerned residents in the Robinson Ranch subdivision several times since late June ...

Mentor, Deer Management Opposers Display Disdain Through Literature  June 30, 2013 Ohio, Patch.com
... the literature reads. "Twenty-two published scientific surveys and studies (many conducted by state wildlife agencies) show that the average wounding rate for bow hunting is 50 percent. Mentor residents have reported seeing wounded deer, blood pools, and dead deer on their property ... 

... a homeowner on Indian Spring Road reported seeing the deer and called authorities.  The deer was gone by the time a Mount Olive Police officer responded ...

Deer with arrow in head wanders through Blakeslee December 23, 2014 Pennsylvania, Pocono Record 
... Pocono Record reader Shari Cook of Blakeslee sent a disturbing photo [at left] Monday of a deer roaming through her Upper Sierra View neighborhood with an arrow sticking through the animal’s head...

Short Hills Provincial Park, Deer hunt opponents want support May 6, 2014 Ontario, St. Catharines Standard
... The photos in her presentation purport to show a wounded deer on neighboring private property, a native hunter who was in its pursuit, signs at the edge of her property warning to Keep Out, and Zavitz having a “heated” conversation with a Ministry of Natural Resources official.  Two of the photos are of what she said are MNR officials investigating the trajectory of an arrow impaled in a tree on her property...

Arrow-pierced deer found, treated January 15, 2015 Ontario, MuskokaRegion.com
... A deer was living with a razor-sharp arrowhead lodged just below its spine until a local sanctuary intervened [photo at left from Aspen Wildlife Sanctuary]...  when he’s walking through the bush that’s catching on stuff and working the arrow’s razor head around. It’s pretty brutal.” ...

Silver Place, Wounded deer worries residents October 31, 2014 British Columbia, Castanet 
... Residents of Silver Place contacted Castanet to report the deer's condition had worsened and the wound from the arrow had caused significant damage to the animal, contrary to what was previously thought...what looked like an arrow was sticking out of its hind leg ...

Weston, Citizens' petition on deer hunting coming to Town Meeting February 17, 2013 Massachusetts, Wicked Local, Isabella Jancourtz
I was surprised to read in last week's Town Crier (“Deer report”) that the Weston Police Department received no complaints about deer hunting, as I made one myself in the fall when my husband and I observed a deer hunter in camouflage within 500 feet of our house and within 150 feet of our road, in violation of state law... I also know of two incidents involving deer wounded by bow hunters, observed by two individuals in town, both of whom were understandably traumatized to see these animals bleeding and staggering around with arrows in them... 

Weston, Hunting opponents aim to end Weston deer hunt December 5, 2012 Connecticut, Boston.com
... “We still think there is a question whether anything needs to be done at all about the deer,” said Diane Anderson] ... “Now we have a high school sophomore who had a deer run through her yard with an arrow through its neck, all bloody ...

Result of Urban Poaching

Deer Hunt Spills into Alexandria September 15, 2013 Virginia, Patch.com
...  Two Fairfax County deer hunters chased a wounded deer into Alexandria and removed it ... Urban archery season for antler-less deer began Sept. 7 in many parts of Virginia, including Fairfax County...

...    people I spoke to handed me 2 arrows shot right at their homes and both landed very close. One landed just 20 feet away from where I often see a sweet 2-year-old named Charlie play every day....

Falls Church,  Resident Objects to Deer Extermination Without Warning April 22, 2014 Virginia, WUSA 9 
...  she is outraged that deer management was occurring nearby without notification to neighboring property owners in her closely packed subdivision ... bow hunting on nearby property to reduce the nuisance deer population in the neighborhood. ... The dying deer left a bloody trail across Doyle's front yard, including thick spatters on a walkway reminiscent of a crime scene... 

Duke Forest, On The War On Deer February 27, 2013 North Carolina, Chapelboro.com
... column by Karin Yates ... she suggests that Duke Forest would be an ideal spot for deer contraception research, rather than continuing its present employment of bow hunters ...  I checked with a former bow-hunter who gave up the sport because of the large number of injuries it inflicts, and he estimates that 50% is a conservative figure. He still hunts but only with guns, and for this reason...

Duke Forest, Our illogical war on deer February 9, 2013 North Carolina, The Durham News, Karin Yates
...  I recently witnessed a buck lying down in a yard in Chapel Hill with an arrow protruding form his left hind quarter.  No telling how long before he would finally succumb to sepsis. He was in obvious pain.

Deer in SW Wash. recovering from arrow  March 5, 2013 Washington, KING5.com
     A deer near Washougal was recovering Tuesday after being shot in the face with an arrow. Carol Wilmot said the doe and her offspring have been visiting her rural Washougal yard every day since she moved in a month ago ... Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officers were able to find the deer, tranquilize her and remove the arrow on Tuesday...

Deer Found Shot In Head With Arrow February 25, 2014 Colorado, KKTV 
... The injured deer was reported to Colorado Parks and Wildlife on February 12 and had to be put down because of its injury. The deer, a fawn, was found in a neighborhood in northwest Colorado Springs, near Foothills Elementary School

Man arrested over ‘barbaric shooting’ of deer with crossbow December 30, 2013 United Kingdom, The Independent 
... a member of the public had seen a man in hunting gear allegedly acting suspiciously, and moments later saw a deer running away with what looked like a crossbow bolt in its head.... “We know that the deer has a crossbow bolt in its head, but we don't know the severity of the injury. It's possible that we could still save the animal if we found it ...

Biologist darts injured Bend deer; it can't be saved September 24, 2014 Oregon, KTVZ.com
... A state wildlife biologist was able to shoot a dart and tranquilize a deer wandering Wednesday on Bend’s Westside with an arrow in its head, but he said an examination showed serious jaw damage that led to a decision to euthanize it...
     Officers searching for injured deer in Bend September 23, 2014 Oregon, KTVZ.com
...Residents in Bend spotted a deer last Thursday with an arrow in its left cheek. It is still alive and walked around the neighborhood, but residents said it was in obvious pain, so officials are trying to find it...

Wildlife officers keep tabs on deer shot with arrow July 3, 2013 Colorado, Our Colorado News
... Wildlife officers are monitoring the condition of a deer seen wandering a Parker neighborhood with an arrow in its back.  The young buck has been spotted by concerned residents in the Robinson Ranch subdivision several times since late June ...

Bow Hunting in Washingdon D.C. December 27, 2013 WashingtonPost.com
... The Washington Humane Society said that on Dec. 20, it found a male deer with a severe arrow wound on First Place SW near South Capitol Street. The white-tail was euthanized ...

...  the man admitted that he fired two arrows at the deer after becoming frustrated over damage it did to his landscaping.  A neighbor alerted police after spotting the injured deer running across the street...

Risks to the Public
Hanover Discusses Deer Herd September 9, 2014 New York, Valley News 
... Balch Hill resident, Ned Whittington, said that he had found an arrow lying on the ground near where his neighbor with small children lived, and complained that the town had advised residents that it was still safe to hike in the area. “There is no place you can stand with a bow and arrow that’s more than 75 feet from surrounding trails,” he said...

Williamsburg, Options limited to control deer herds February 4, 2014 Virginia, VAGazette 
... A few years ago, for two years in a row, Martin said city hunters tried to hunt William and Mary's 566-acre College Woods. Even with police blocking access points, hunters still found mountain bikers and hikers in the woods.  "We didn't wait until an incident made us stop," ... For now, as long as the deer in College Woods stay off of city and Colonial Williamsburg land, and the roads, they are relatively safe...

Mayfield, Park-goers find blood at North Chagrin Reservation after deer culling February 14, 2014 Ohio, The Plain Dealer
... As many moms, kids and other park-goers enjoyed 30-degree temperatures Thursday, the snow was stained with what appeared to be blood in several spots near the playground, public restroom and shelter. Animal prints, tire tracks and footprints weaved through the open field to the woods ... "Everybody knows their annual, ugly campaign of killing deer is going on here ...

... a homeowner on Indian Spring Road reported seeing the deer and called authorities.  The deer was gone by the time a Mount Olive Police officer responded ...

There's a reason why I don't bow hunt October 15, 2014 Tennessee, Lebanon Democrat
...  I gave up bow hunting in the mid-1960's after I shot a little buck, it ran off and died, and I couldn't find it. I made an apparent perfect shot at about 20 paces, burying the arrow up to the feathers behind the deer's shoulder. But the triple-bladed broadhead didn't kill the deer... About a week later another hunter in the area found the dead buck by following circling buzzards...

Sharpshooters Create Risks Also

Ann Arbor, Images of dead deer inspire new protests against Ann Arbor deer cull February 2, 2016 Michigan, The Michigan Daily
... On Tuesday morning, an Ann Arbor resident found a dead doe and her unborn fetus, still in its embryonic sac, in Leslie Park Golf Course, one of 114 public areas in the city in which the deer cull is being carried out... examiners discovered a hole on the half-eaten carcass of the doe that they believed to have been a bullet hole according to HSHV...
     Ann Arbor, Humane Society unable to determine cause of death for deer found in Leslie Park February 1, 2016 Michigan, MLive.com
... Some residents have speculated the deer was shot by one of the sharpshooters hired by the city to kill deer in the parks and then, after getting away, was attacked by one or more coyotes while injured ...

An Avon lake family is questioning the city’s culling practices. Mark Piscioneri said Sunday morning, he and his wife saw a dying deer in their backyard. - October 24, 2016 Ohio


Gut Shot Trophy Buck Ends Up in a River and Drowns



Montgomery County looks at bowhunting to cull deer July 29, 2015 Maryland, Washington Post
 ... more than 2,000 Montgomery residents who signed a 2013 Change.org petition urging officials to halt a Park Police sharpshooting hunt, citing a specific incident involving a resident walking in the woods near Brookside Gardens who came across a doe with a gaping gunshot wound to her jaw...

 ... Misfired and ricocheted bullets and projectiles are a serious lethal threat. You only have to look to Amherst, N.Y., where a bullet fired by a police sharpshooter in a tree stand aiming down toward a deer on the ground ricocheted into a residential neighborhood blowing a baseball-sized hole in a young couple’s home while the father was inside with his son...

The Forest Preserve District of Will County has a deer killing program to reduce numbers. As is usual with these mass slaughter programs, the public is not allowed to see, at least, not until SHARK installs undercover video cameras. This video shows what happens when a program has no oversight. A shooter drags his still kicking victim away. If we didn't have the video, the killers would deny this ever happened. Please call or email the Forest Preserve District of Will County, and very politely ask that the killing stop, and that nonlethal options be explored. Phone: 815-727-8700 Email: CountyBoard@willcountyillinois.com - March 25, 2015 Illinois


Shots hit home in OOB hunting incident November 20, 2013 Maine, WLBZ-TV
... A woman in Old Orchard beach says she's lucky she wasn't seriously injured this morning when hunters shot in the direction of her home...

In late 2014 and early 2015, SHARK secretly video documented a deer kill in the Forest Preserve District of Will County, Illinois. Disturbing images in the documentation led us to call for an independent investigation. The District refused. What happens when a government body resists calls for an independent investigation? Not much. - June 4, 2015



Grosse Ile, Deer culling causes confusion March 9, 2014 Michigan, The News-Herald
...The man told the officer that he saw the deer in the woods ... it had been standing with blood coming off its head and face and that he believed it had been shot by a member of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources deer culling group... A member of the culling group later confirmed to a Grosse Ile police officer that they shot the deer and left it there to die. When they returned to the site, the deer was gone ...

Bay Ridge Deer cull February 25, 2014 Maryland, capitalgazette.com 
... Proponents justify the hunt with the belief that these hunters are sharpshooters, and use only the highest safety standards and precautionary measures. That justification was wrong.  During the same board meeting we were told these “sharp-shooters” were unable to kill a deer with one bullet. It took two to kill the animal. The deer not only suffered, but neighbors discovered its remains the next day...

Millburn residents question deer hunting effectiveness February 5, 2014 New Jersey, NorthJersey.com
... hikers could see the deer's footprints and droplets of their blood Jan. 31, the day after the hunt ended.  Township resident Craig Leisher said he saw blood stains and a pool of blood in one spot along the trail... Leisher wasn't the only person who noticed the blood splattering ... Essex County selected the volunteer marksmen ..

Asharoken mayor proposes limits on deer bow hunting  November 30, 2016 New Yrok Newsday
... proposing a law requiring that bow hunters stay 500 feet away from a neighbor’s house when shooting deer within the village ... follows a Nov. 13 incident in which a deer hit by a hunter’s arrow in the village ran away to die on the property of a neighbo ... who opposes hunting in the residential area...

Why Sharpshooting May Not Be Effective
Long Island, Federal Sharpshooters Fail: Deer Celebrate Cull's Limited Success September 7, 2014 New York, Dan's Papers
... Last February, federal sharpshooters came to eastern Long Island to kill 3,000 deer...  it has now been revealed that they succeeded in killing only 192 deer  ... While they were here, I often encountered them at bars in local taverns, their guns leaning against the building outside, wallowing in their misery over drinks. The deer were too smart. They’d fire and miss...

Teach good ethics to young sportsmen October 2, 2016 Michigan, The Daily Telegram
... I hear so-called hunters speak of taking head shots at deer and I cringe. I can’t imagine a scenario where a head shot would ever seem like a good idea to me and I consider myself to be an exceptional shot... This deer had her lower jaw blown off from an apparent bad hit during the previous hunting season...
    Arrow removed from deer's neck; suspect still unknown February 24, 2017 Oregon, KGW 8 Portland
... the deer was captured and the arrow was removed from its neck. The deer was released back into the wild...
     $1500 REWARD: Deer Shot Through Neck with Arrow February 23, 2017 Oregon, 750 KXL
...  An image of the injured doe was captured in a photograph that clearly shows an arrow protruding through her neck. The deer, according to the Oregon State Police, is thought to be caring for a yearling and is likely pregnant... 

Hunting deer in town? Use common sense and don't February 4, 2016 British Columbia, Alberni Valley News 
... BC Conservation has put out a public plea about shooting arrows at deer after a deer was found with an arrow through its ear ... this is the third deer that BC Conservation Officer Steve Ackles has discovered with arrow wounds ...


Long Island town's deer hunting law causes division November 23, 2016 New York, Daily Star
... omeowner Cindy Gavel of Asharoken says on Nov. 13 she witnessed a deer with an arrow sticking out of its back leap over the fence surrounding her property before dying on her land...

Archery hunting in Flagstaff to be scaled back May 21, 2016 Arizona, Arizona Daily Sun
... an archery hunter near the Flagstaff YMCA, which is an area off-limits to hunting, took aim ... and shot an arrow that lodged in the side of the animal’s head but didn’t kill him. For several weeks, Arizona Game and Fish officials searched for the deer with the arrow still embedded in his head until they finally found and tranquilized him to remove the arrow and treat his wound...

... Mayor Margot J. Garant said ... “The bow and arrow can be a very deadly weapon ... We just don’t want to condone that in the village.” ... some residents have reported seeing deer apparently wounded by arrows wandering the community...

Deer wounded by arrow spotted at Lake Springfield November 5, 2015 Missouri, The Springfield News-Leader 
... "Honestly, I felt really bad for this deer, but I didn't know what to do about it," Cunningham said. "I'll tell you what, though. This was a horrible shot.  You aim for the heart and lungs for a kill shot. This one was shot from behind." ... [photo from  Eli Cunningham]

Rolla City Council considers more deer hunting inside city limits March 9, 2016 Missouri, The Rolla Daily News
...  for some of the councilmen had questions and misgivings about expanding hunting within the city limits... Mayor Lou Magdits IV said that bow hunting will certainly lead to many instances in which a deer is mortally injured but able to flee the property on which it is hunted. ...

Doe with Arrow Through Face Spotted in Manalapan April 14, 2015 New Jersey, newjerseynewsroom.com
... Pete Cintula of Manalapan, Monmouth Heights took a photo of the deer [below] he saw walking near Robertsville Road in Manalapan Township...

Bellingham, Deer found shot by crossbow bolt in Bellingham August 24, 2015 Washington, Bellingham Herald 
... A deer had to be euthanized after it was found with a crossbow bolt in its neck ... they are processing the bolt for fingerprints ...

... Neighbors say some of the deer have been running around the area with arrows stuck in their body... 

... The buck, which appeared be three to four years old, was bedded down in high grass with the arrow sticking out of its back... Photo: Alan Stedman, 7NEWS & TheDenverChannel.com

West Haverstraw resident tries to help deer with arrow in face January 11, 2014
Tennessee, Tennessean.com
Vada Cool has been heartbroken since she saw a young deer she watched grow from a fawn show up one day with a swollen leg and its face pierced by an arrow... Cool, 76, said she’s been calling various agencies to find someone who will help the animal, but to no avail... [contributed photo below]

Kelowna,  A deer little problem October 21, 2015 British Columbia, Castanet 
... “We have a deer currently running around with an arrow in it. It is a superficial wound where the arrow has gone through under the hide. The deer is not suffering, it is not bleeding, it is eating and moving normally – we are not going to go shoot it just because,” ...

January 9, 2016


Avon Lake deer culling program is ineffective, mayor says December 12, 2014 Ohio, Cleveland Plain Dealer
... "We only had two people come forward and get the permits to shoot the deer (with bows and arrows) this year," Zilka said. "Each person killed one deer and one might have wounded another, though we are not sure. We had hoped for more public participation." ...One of the city's most famous deer was found dead recently. A mostly white piebald deer nicknamed "Whitey" ...

Last May, SHARK discovered that a deer in Marlboro, NJ, had been shot in the face by a bowhunter, and that she had been living with the arrow impaled in her face since last November. Our investigator found the deer, who we named Grace, filmed her, and we took her plight to the media in order to get her help. This video updates her situation - including that she has given birth - and how we hope she will soon receive the medical care she needs. Please contact the Director of NJ Fish and Wildlife and ask that they follow through and save Grace. David Chanda, Director 609-292-2965 dave.chanda@dep.state.nj.us - August 17, 2015



Pelham, Shorthills deer hunt ends in controversy November 25, 2013 British Columbia, News Talk 610 CKTB 
... one of the hunters crossed onto her property while chasing a wounded deer, despite assurances from government officials that would not happen...

An Urban Deer in Texas

... Councilmember Sue Cullinane (Ward 3) said ... a bow hunter shot an arrow through a doe’s neck, and it walked around Indian Tree subdivision for days, traumatizing the kids who saw it.” ...

Maple Ridge, Poachers target deer in Maple Ridge January 21, 2014 British Columbia, MapleRidgeNews.com
... Conservation officers in Maple Ridge are on the hunt for poachers who shot a deer with cross-bow last week, leaving the buck injured with an arrow sticking out of his side... “The arrow has broken off now and there’s yellow puss oozing out of the wound.” ... image credit: Karen Morris/ Contributed

Pinehurst, Deer Task Force Debates Bow Hunting in Village October 8, 2014 North Carolina, The pilot
... how far a deer will run after being struck by an arrow. ...“If you make a clean shot, it will live about eight seconds,” adding that it might run about 100 yards before dying...she witnessed the practice when she lived in Pennsylvania and told of following a deer that had an arrow in its side for several hours so that she could kill it humanely...

[Picture below submitted by neighbor to WESH]

... Residents who oppose deliberate acts to reduce the city's deer population note that the animals are part of the area's natural ecosystem and contribute to the beauty of the region ... A resident living in the 1900 block of Forest Park Road told the Muskegon Chronicle that she didn't feel safe after a bow hunting neighbor shot a deer, which eventually died near her and her neighbor's property line....

Coeur d'Alene man tries to help deer hit by arrow January 10, 2015 Idaho, KREM
... a deer that had an arrow stuck in its back was trapped inside his yard... the deer had been trapped in his yard for three days and it was tough trying to help it...  The deer got spooked and jumped the fence officers approached it...
     Coeur d'Alene, Buck stuck and injured in CDA backyard January 9, 2015 Idaho, KXLY Spokane
...Lawyer contacted Idaho Fish and Wildlife right away, they said there was little to be done expect to let nature take its course, so Lawyer reached out to the Coeur d'Alene Press ....

Matthews, Deer-hunting season raises plenty of issues September 26, 2014 North Carolina, Charlotte Observer 
... according to N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Biologist Rupert Medford ... a wounded deer could travel as far as 150 yards before dying... “I don’t think it’s appropriate to hunt where a dying or maimed deer could end up on someone’s doorstep or in a child’s sandbox,” Higdon said...

Eagle Crest deer saved from arrow shot December 2, 2015 Oregon, The Bulletin
...  report of a deer with an arrow stuck in its left side ...  biologists hit the deer with a tranquilizer dart and then performed what they described as surgery in a garage to remove the arrow ...

Farmington Hills, Another Injured Deer Reported in Farmington Hills November 30, 2015 Michigan, Patch.com
... A resident who lives on Briar Hill Drive said he found the deer, an eight-point buck with an arrow through its shoulder, in his yard...

 Deer in Springfield seen with arrow in back August 4, 2014 Missouri, KY3 ·\
...  Susan says she's keeping an eye out for Buttons the injured deer.  "He's still eating, as long as it comes up I'll keep feeding it and when I don't see it I'll know something happened to it," ... an officer did come out to the area Sunday to look for the deer, but couldn't find it...

Wounded Deer Found, Man Booked On Hunting Charges December 26, 2014 Nebraska, WOWT
... the deer had been hit by an arrow... Because of the severity of its injuries, officers put it down as per procedure...

West Haverstraw resident tries to help deer with arrow in face January 11, 2014 Tennessee, Tennessean.com
Vada Cool has been heartbroken since she saw a young deer she watched grow from a fawn show up one day with a swollen leg and its face pierced by an arrow... Cool, 76, said she’s been calling various agencies to find someone who will help the animal, but to no avail
...

...  found a decomposed deer on top of an arrow.  Other residents have found dead deer and arrows right in their front lawns... “They’re to the point where they’re almost tame,” Conley said. “For some idiots to want to hunt an animal you can walk right up to, it infuriates me. … It’s like killing your dog.” ...

... In the wooded Montgomery Trace and Ridge Lake Shores subdivisions, residents claim someone is shooting bows at deer, although sometimes not making a fatal blow, such as with this buck [below].

Buck evades veterinarian's attempt to remove arrow November 22, 2014 Pennsylvania, The Herald 
... “He was born in that pasture. His mum and his sister left and he stayed.”
Bucky, sporting his first full set of antlers, has become a local fixture ...  the girls come to him. What’s the point of leaving?” ...

... The cat's owner last saw her pet Saturday — two days after archery season for whitetail deer opened in Michigan ... The cat underwent surgery to remove the bolt at the Capital Area Humane Society ...

Urban Deer Found with Arrow in Side October 7, 2012 Nevada, Nevada Appeal, Karen Pavlakis
... there was a large buck with an impressive rack of antlers sitting under my deck...Game Warden Jake Kreamer ... thought he knew which buck this was, and he asked whether the buck had an arrow sticking out of him. The game warden shined his flashlight on the buck and showed me the arrow sticking out of his left shoulder. The game warden said he had been trying to find this particular animal for a week. He told me the buck had been shot with an arrow in the residential area of Ash Canyon Road... 

What a doe looks like when she’s illegally hunted down January 3, 2013 Arkansas, Eureka Springs Independent
The in-town deer hunt brought some peoples’ worst nightmare to front and center when this yearling was shot with an arrow in Harmon Park Wednesday evening. Animal control officer Jim Evans said if the doe had been discovered earlier her meat could have been used. Bow hunting in Eureka Springs is illegal in city parks.

City Deer Hunt in Iowa (doe shot with arrow)


... shot with an arrow sometime between 6 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday... along Duncan Lane near Reed Market Road and the U.S. 97 Parkway . euthanized ...
     Bend man recounts finding deer shot with arrow September 4, 2013 Oregon, ktvz.com 
... "I walked over, like what's going on? And that's when I saw this unbelievable deer. I got about five feet away from it  --and then I saw this arrow sticking through its stomach, and then it was coming out the other side of its stomach."  Someone had shot the deer with an arrow -- and it was still alive...  [click on picture to enlarge]

Keep deer hunting away from kids September 20, 2013 New Jersey, New Jersey Hills
Mendham Township’s decision to permit bow hunters in tree stands does not belong near children and companion animals...  The hunting magazine “Fins and Feathers” states regarding the wounding rate of deer that “we should wait 30 to 45 minutes on heart and lung hits, an hour or more on a suspected liver hit, eight to 12 hours on paunch hits and that we should follow up immediately on hindquarter and other muscle hits, to keep the wound open and bleeding.”  Is this what the residents and children of Mendham Township want 150 feet from their back doors?

"Miss Doe" - A Tragedy of Bowhunting - 10-22-08


Wounding deer with arrow is cruel and immoral October 18, 2013 New Jersey, Packet Online
As I walked my dog this morning a huge bleeding buck — 12 or 14 point — charged across the street into a neighbor's yard, an arrow stuck in its left shoulder...    I live in a residential neighborhood where deer also live. (Gallup Road, Princeton) ... I’m not against all hunting. If you hunt for food, are skilled and don’t leave wounded animals to drag themselves off to die, fine...  That entire argument goes out the window, though, in the face retro-macho bow hunting. Few are good at it. More animals suffer, and not because the hunter hunts in order to feed himself or his family ...

Pelham, Shorthills deer hunt ends in controversy November 25, 2013 British Columbia, News Talk 610 CKTB 
... one of the hunters crossed onto her property while chasing a wounded deer, despite assurances from government officials that would not happen...

Here is how a deer dies from a good arrow shot from an ethical hunter. This video is graphic. - October 17, 2014


Deer Found Shot In Head With Arrow February 25, 2014 Colorado, KKTV 
... The injured deer was reported to Colorado Parks and Wildlife on February 12 and had to be put down because of its injury. The deer, a fawn, was found in a neighborhood in northwest Colorado Springs, near Foothills Elementary School.. call Operation Game Thief at 1-877-265-6648 ...
    Deaths of two deer shot by arrows in northwest Colorado Springs under investigation February 24, 2014 Colorado, Colorado Springs Gazette 
... A young deer that was found shot between the eyes with a crossbow in northwest Colorado Springs had to be euthanized ... looking into whether the incident is tied to a more recent deer killing on Feb. 22, when a deer was found dead less than five miles from where the fawn was discovered...

Research

Bow Hunting Wikpedia
Even the most experienced hunters cannot usually guarantee to place an exact shot and an instant kill. A study conducted by the Oklahoma Fish and Wildlife Agencies found that approximately 50% of deer that were shot were never recovered. Some deer survived for up to 5–7 days before succumbing to their wounds.[24] Despite widespread practice by bowhunters and their usual pride in their personal accuracy, "71% to 82% of all shots taken" miss the target[25] and "shot placement is, for all practical purposes, random".[26]

In a 756-acre enclosure at Albany Georgia, Robert L. Downing of the Virginia Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife reported in 1971 that archers failed to recover 50 percent of the legal harvest...  data for bow hunters at the Radford Arsenal in Virginia indicated very nearly as high a loss in the area.  "Of the 138 deer killed by archers, 43 (31 percent) were not recovered ...

Not every shot is a good one December 14, 2013 Virginia, Roanoke.com
... researchers studied results of managed archery hunts at the Naval Support Facility Indian Head in Maryland.  From 1989 through 2006, bowhunters shot 908 deer with bows and crossbows. Of those, 162 were not recovered ... a study at Minnesota’s Camp Ripley found a non-recovery rate of 13 percent...


Hunter shot deer, left it to die slow, painful death December 8, 2014 Maine, Centralmaine
...  I opened the drapes at dawn and saw a deer lying in open field about 200 feet from me. While watching, I saw him rise, attempt to walk, then bellyflop... inspected the forelegs and confirmed the buck had been running when shot. He said the Warden Service has been trying to educate hunters not to shoot running deer as this — a lost, wasted deer — was the result...

Clover Traps
"When deer have been baited and trapped, the temperatures have plunged into the single digits on several occasions. This means that deer captured overnight could have spent hours exposed to the freezing cold, unable to seek the warmth of shelter before being slaughtered. Many does are pregnant. So the violence is only amplified when nearly-mature fawns suffocate and die in the wombs of their slaughtered mothers..."