Conservation officers save life of deer shot with arrow by poacher

Written by on November 9, 2017 in Critter Crimes, Critter MIA - No comments

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.

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