Attempted Poaching Leaves Animal In Distress

Monday, August 15, 2022

A mature buck, spotted in a Hendersonville neighborhood, was almost poached by someone using a crossbow.

 

Photos of the animal, with a crossbow bolt protruding from its head, began circulating on social media and TWRA wildlife officers were able to locate and tranquilize the buck. Officers removed the bolt from the animal’s head and applied medicine to the wound.

 

Deer season is not open and the next opportunity to legally harvest a deer will be Aug.

26-28, during the August, Private Land/Antlered deer only hunt.

 

This animal was shot out of season and the TWRA would like anyone with information related to this incident to contact Sumner Co. wildlife officer Montana.Michaelson@tn.gov or the Region II Office at 615 781-6622.


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