Southern Shores police search for suspect who shot deer with arrow

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Southern Shores police are asking the public’s help finding the person who illegally shot and killed a deer with an arrow this weekend.

The deer was found dead with an arrow wound about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, near the Turtle Pond between 61 Ocean Boulevard and 62 Spindrift Trail, the town said in a news release.

Southern Shores Town Code Section 22-5 prohibits “the shooting or discharging of arrows and makes it unlawful for any person to shoot or discharge, by bow or otherwise, any arrow or similar projectile of deadly force within the town’s corporate limits.” The offense is classified as a class 3 misdemeanor.

“This action, while not only illegal, is extremely dangerous in a residential community, especially in common areas where people recreate. It is not safe, and it is unacceptable,” the release said.

Archery season for deer in North Carolina ended Saturday.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact the Southern Shores Police Department at (252)-261-3331.

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