2014 and Earlier Wounded

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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?” ...

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


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...

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...



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...



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" ...


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?” ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

... 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 ...

...    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....

...  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...

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...

... 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.” ...

... 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 ...

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... 

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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

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...

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 ...

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 ..

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...

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
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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...


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 Washington 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 ...

 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...
... 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....


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...

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 ...



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...

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...

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...

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


... 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....

 ... 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...

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?

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...

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... 
... 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 ...

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 ...

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 ... 

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...

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... 

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.

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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


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... 

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... 

City doe harvest earning me a city buck tag, Iowa September 13, 2011. Friend Ernie West filmed my hunt then shot a doe minutes after me earning him a city buck tag also. - 2011