Tuesday 18 December 2018

This deer got shot in the head with an arrow but somehow survived

Police are trying to find out who is responsible.

A deer with an arrow through its head (Oregon State Police/PA)
A deer with an arrow through its head (Oregon State Police/PA)

By Taylor Heyman, Press Association

Police in the US are appealing for information after a deer was found alive with an arrow through its head.

Central Point Fish and Wildlife troopers in Oregon were called to the Shady Cove area on Sunday to reports of a live deer running around with an arrow stuck in its body.

At first the troopers couldn’t find the deer, but later in the evening one of them found not just the deer with an arrow through its head, but another with an arrow sticking out from its neck. A third deer is also suspected to be injured.

Update Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and OSP Fish & Wildlife Troopers successfully removed arrows from deer...

Posted by Oregon State Police on Saturday, April 28, 2018

“The injuries to the deer did not appear to be life-threatening,” police said. “Additional information was received that there might actually be a third deer with an arrow stuck in it.”

The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards for those who turn in poachers, ranging from 100 dollars to 1,000 dollars.

Poachers are classed as people who commit the “illegal possession, killing, taking, and/or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, furbearers and/or game birds”, according to the state police.

People with information which leads to the arrest or prosecution of perpetrators of this particular offence are likely to receive 2,000 dollars.

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