Wounded

Suburban Deer Wounded from Bow Hunting
   Deer Pierced By Arrow In Nevada City August 23, 2021 California, CBS Sacramento
.....  a deer with an arrow through its side Saturday night out her window—and two coyotes closing in...

... Someone out there in this well-known, popular neighborhood is committing a crime, shooting arrows at deer, including a fawn that died after two days of suffering in the hot sun... 
neck July 30, 2021 Florida, WFLA
... One doe has been seen with an arrow through the neck. The other doe has an arrow through her leg and she has a fawn in tow...

 Deer shot with an arrow spotted in Uplands December 18, 2020 British Columbua, Times Colonist
...  officers are hoping to locate and assess a buck that was seen on the Uplands Golf Club Thursday with an arrow stuck in its side... arrow protruding from the buck’s left side, near its front leg...
...  a deer that had been shot with an arrow.  The wounds were too severe to save the animal, which had to be put down... An arrow protrudes from both sides of the torso of a deer ...

... There are concerns in the Highlands about the safety of people and animals after a deer was hit with an arrow and wasn't found to put it out of its misery for a couple of weeks...
  
  Wildlife officers forced to put down deer shot with crossbow in Coal Creek Canyon December 18, 2019 Colorado, FOX31 Denver
... Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say they were forced to put down a deer that was found walking around with an arrow in its head...

... Yreka Police Lieutenant Chris Betts says officers were able to find the deer, sedate it, and remove the arrow, but unfortunately this isn't an isolated incident...

Deer shot after being found with crossbow bolt in its leg August 2, 2019 British Columbia,Times Colonist
... had to be shot by Victoria police Friday morning after it was found with a crossbow bolt in its leg ... the bolt was in a joint of one of the deer’s hind legs...

  Buck Seen Thriving Two Years After Having Arrow Removed From Head January 20, 2019 Colorado, CBS Denver
... sedated the animal and removed the arrow. Then they gave it antibiotics, tagged it ....  

Deer roams SLC neighborhood with an arrow sticking out of its shoulder November 24, 2018 Utah, abc4.com
... arrow stuck the deer in its shoulder blade... limping around Oak Hills in Salt Lake City ...

... sticking out of its head ... Officials believe the arrow went through the deer's left eye and throat area ...

Deer shot in head with arrow near Roseburg July 7, 2018 Oregon, KGW
...The deer was found in the 800 block of San Souci Drive, west of Roseburg. The arrow was removed and the deer returned to its small fawn nearby...

... a neighbor took photographs showing three separate deer with arrows lodged in their heads.  Bailey says he hates to see an animal suffering. Bailey is an archery hunter ...

Deer with arrow in its head - February 25, 2018 Texas


 Pender residents, COS help deer in distress November 2, 2017 British Columbia, CoastReporter
... A Pender Harbour resident spotted the young buck in their back yard Oct. 27 and called the COS. The arrow was stuck in the deer’s back just under the spine...


... 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...


... The legal deer hunting within the city limits has already produced a number of incidents with permitted hunters shooting the animal and the animal disappearing or dropping on property on which they have no permit to hunt...

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-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.” ...

Result of Urban Poaching



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


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...

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



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 neighbor ... who opposes hunting in the residential area...

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...

Staunton, Police snipers cull more than 50 deer in Staunton April 10, 2019 Virginia, Staunton News Leader
... came across a disturbing find a couple of weeks ago when he spotted a dead deer with half of its face shot off. Johns said the animal did not immediately die ... it makes sense that the city received so few complaints considering the cull was done in secret...


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



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]

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...

...  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.” ...

... None of the team in the remote community of Kenora had ever undertaken such an operation, so a veterinarian 2,000km away in Ottawa gave detailed instructions over the telephone. The arrow was removed without any bleeding ...
... Carver, who named the “very gentle and affectionate” deer, said he’s visited her and her husband since 2017 and last week showed up with a black arrow through his head.  In 2016, the city passed a bylaw allowing residents to shoot deer with bows within city limits...

A family was surprised when Carrot, a regular visitor to their property, was seen with a crossbow bolt through its head. December 15, 2020 Ontario


... A wildlife officer on Tuesday afternoon responded to an injured mule deer in the 700 block of Barclay Street. The animal had an arrow embedded in its left rear hip...
 
 Neighbourhood concerned about injured small deer December 15, 2019 Ontario, Baytoday.ca
... "The more this is shared and the more people call the MNR maybe they will do something.  He needs the arrow out - or he needs to be put down humanely."...

  Doe with Arrow in Head Spotted in Gated Community October 28, 2019 Pennsylvania, wnep.com
... Hunting is not allowed in the residential part of A Pocono Country Place, but right next door, there are state gamelands where people do hunt. The police chief tells Newswatch 16, it is possible that's where the deer was shot...

... A wildlife officer on Tuesday afternoon responded to an injured mule deer in the 700 block of Barclay Street. The animal had an arrow embedded in its left rear hip...

... "It has an arrow stuck in the flesh on one shoulder," ..."It's a pretty nice buck and people have seen it in and around the neighborhoods underneath the Rims for quite a while."...

Deer becomes local legend September 6, 2019 Minnesota, Brainerd Dispatch
...anyone who sees it is likely to remember it because it has an arrow in its head.  Since the 2018 archery season, Crosslake residents have been spotting a six point buck with an arrow sticking squarely out of its forehead... [photo shows a different deer]

Deer found with arrow sticking out of its neck in Leavenworth August 21, 2019 Washington, IFiberOne News
...  Crews were able to remove the arrow, which had a field/target point on it. The deer got up and immediately started feeding again ...


Deer shot by arrow, put down by BC conservation sparks investigation November 1, 2018 British Columbia, Columbia Valley Pioneer
...  The deer was found but later euthanized after officials ruled it was suffering and would not have survived the injury...

  Poachers kill one deer, injure another with arrows in Colorado Springs-area neighborhood October 23, 2018 Colorado, Gazette
... A young buck, which was injured and still has an arrow in its front left leg, was reported by residents south of the Sunset Mesa Open Space, not far from the dead deer. State wildlife officials haven't been able to capture him...

Colorado Springs, Urban hunt to control Colorado Springs' deer population tabled while options explored  December 25, 2018 Colorado,The Gazette
... The appetite just wasn’t there, even on council,”  ... deer shot with arrows tend to continue moving and will often die a distance from where they were hit.  “The last thing we’d want to do is traumatize some little kid seeing a deer going down the street with blood pouring out of it,” ...

Deer seen shot with arrow later found dead October 15, 2018 Oregon, KVAL
...  deputies and state game officers found a mule deer buck dead on South 11th Street near Birch Street in the City of Elgin...

Deer shot by arrow spotted in Salem May 5, 2018 Oregon, KGW
... This time in Salem... the deer “has a little bit of a limp but it does move around and eat.” ... A hunter called them and said he’d shot a deer but couldn't retrieve the arrow or find the deer...

    Authorities remove arrows from impaled deer May 3, 2018 Oregon, Oregonian
... removed arrows from the head and body of a pair of deer in the Shady Cove area ... reward for information leading to the arrest or citation of those responsible for the shooting has been bumped to $2,600...
... a $2,000 reward for information ... two deer that had arrows protruding from them...  there might be a third deer with an arrow stuck in it...

Surgery goes well for injured deer January 30, 2018 Ontario, Haliburton Echo
... Her brow bone had sustained a fracture that will leave a lump.  Although the deer did not lose the eye, it is too early to know if there was damage ... We will not know if the eye will be functional yet. It is heavily sunken due to the swelling so it was difficult to assess...
     Help on the way for deer with arrow in head January 12, 2018 Ontario, Haliburton County Echo
... Permission has been granted to allow a veterinarian to tranquilize and assist a deer that has been spotted in Haliburton with an arrow in its head... if needed, the deer will be rehabbed by us for a bit until we are sure there is no sign of trauma or infection...

Be On The Lookout For Injured Deer In Ocean Township January 9, 2018 New Jersey, Word on the Shore
... A deer shot by an arrow survived and is injured and on the loose in town... [Mayor Chris Siciliano said] he would like to find a "non-lethal method" for controlling the deer population and is not in favor of bow hunting...

Deer pierced by arrow wanders Moline November 8, 2017 Illinois, Quad City Times
... a large buck has been spotted by several Moliners, wandering ravine areas with an arrow protruding from its bloody shoulder. Some say the buck was the target of a poacher, but they have no way of knowing who the archer was. It sounds better to say, "It wasn't one of the city's licensed hunters. No, ma'am." ...

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...

   Poland Township, Albino deer found shot with arrow in Poland November 3, 2017 Ohio,  WFMJ
... The wound was not deep and police were able to remove the arrow from the animal...

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... 

Pinery deer reignite concerns  January 22, 2018 Colorado, Castle Rock Newspress
... Once again, a wounded deer running loose in The Pinery neighborhood has sparked concern with homeowners about the legalities and safety of hunting ...  neighbors reported seeing a deer with an arrow in its side roaming through yards. This isn't the first ...
... 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


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


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 ....


... 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].


... 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 ...

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..."