Conservation officers are searching for a mule deer that was shot with an arrow. (File photo)

Deer shot with arrow in Kelowna

The deer is believed to have been wounded near Carriage Court

Kelowna conservation officers are searching for an injured deer in the Kelowna area.

The deer is believed to have been shot last night around 8:15 p.m.

“A resident had seen the deer go running through their property, and they noticed a blood trail on the pavement behind where the deer had run,” said conservation officer Terry Myroniuk. “They actually recovered the bloody arrow.”

Myroniuk said the deer appears to have been shot somewhere around Carriage Court and it was last seen going out into the Mission Creek area.

Currently, officers are looking for the deer, but are also looking for the person responsible.

“It’s obviously not deer season, so we’re investigating this as a poached animal—unlawful hunting.”

READ MORE: Grizzly bear catches paw in trap near Big White Resort

READ MORE: Okanagan Rail Trail to boast 3 interpretative sites

The penalty on first conviction of unlawful hunting can be up to $100,000.

Myroniuk added that the wound of the deer could be fatal.

Anyone with information regarding the deer’s whereabouts or the person responsible is encouraged to call conservational officers immediately at 1-877-952-7277.


Michael Rodriguez
Reporter, Kelowna Capital News
Email me at Michael.Rodriguez@kelownacapnews.com
Follow us: Facebook | Twitter

Just Posted

Police seek two suspects and car after stabbing in Kelowna

The stabbing took place on Friday evening on Wilson Avenue. It sent one man to hospital.

Caged: Kelowna Falcons suffer 6th straight loss

The Falcons look for revenge Saturday night after a 15-5 loss

Okanagan-Shuswap Weather: Heat, sun and a chance of thunderstorms for Father’s Day

Morning pancake breakfasts and fishing derbies across the region will see sun, showers may follow.

Indigenous festival co-creator looking to build traditonal Okanagan event

The inaugural Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival is July 6 and 7

Grievance dismissed: Kelowna bus driver loses case after texting on job

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

Thunderstorm leaves small fire in the Shuswap in its wake

Wildfire crews are also fighting a small fire near Kamloops

South Okanagan pharmacy restricted from dispensing opioid treatment drugs

B.C. College of Pharmacists alleges Sunrise Pharmacy dispensed treatment drugs against rules

Okanagan pitcher tosses second no-hitter of season

Vernon’s Jarod Leroux has two no-nos in his last three starts for the BCPBL’s Okanagan Athletics

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

Summerland Health Care Auxiliary completes hospital donation pledge early

$1M contribution to medical equipment campaign completed half a year earlier than expected

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Summerland ready for dry summer conditions

Province has declared Level Two drought, but Summerland has not increased watering restrictions

Summerland pioneers had connection to Middlesex, England

Harry Dunsdon and Richard Turner became cattlemen

Most Read