Ministry requesting assistance after pregnant deer killed, abandoned

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DRYDEN — The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is asking for the public’s help to identify the person responsible for illegally killing and abandoning a deer pregnant with twin fawns in the Dryden area last month.

In a news release issued on Friday, March, 5, the ministry said a pregnant deer was shot and killed in the Victoria Street and Whyte Avenue walking trail sometime between Feb. 18 to 23, 2021.

The deer was killed with a carbon arrow with a brass spike glued to the end of it. The poacher then dragged the dead animal through a wooded area before leaving it to spoil 15 metres from the walking path, the release said.

Anyone with information that could assist conservation officers in their investigation is asked to call the ministry’s tip line toll-free at 1-877-847-7667 or can contact their local ministry office.

Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Thunder Bay Source