Conservation Officers are investigating a possible case of deer poaching in MacArthur Island Park.
City staff reported the November 10 incident to the BC Conservation Officer Services.
Conservation Officer Jesse Jones says they found the carcass of a three and half-year-old buck.
“The deer was killed with a compound bow and arrow, he said. “We did find two arrows at the scene, and it’s evidence that we’re looking at.
He says it’s likely that the people responsible likely took advantage of a deer that’s used to being around people.
“From what we found at the scene, the individuals or individuals that did this were not good at what they were doing,” Jones added. “They did not salvage any meat, although they did attempt to it seems like they were perhaps scared away from the scene by somebody.”
If anyone has any information, they’re asked to contact the Report a Poacher Line at 1-877-952-7277