Conservation officers save life of deer shot with arrow by poacher

Deer may be a dime a dozen in the Canadian wilderness, but that’s no reason to ignore one.

And that was precisely the attitude wildlife officers took this week in Fernie, British Columbia when they came upon a wounded deer.

Someone with a crossbow shot the animal in the head leaving it to wander around town.

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service tranquilized the deer to remove an arrow from its head. And now, the government is investigating who would do such a thing outside of hunting season.

“The deer is expected to make a full recovery,” conservation officers said.

Photo BCCOS/Twitter

About the author

Recovering newspaper reporter.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.