FORT NELSON, B.C. – The B.C. Conservation Officer Service in Fort Nelson is thanking the public for providing reports on movements and behaviour for an injured deer.

In November of 2019, Conservation Officers were notified of a White-tailed buck deer that sustained an injury and was frequenting the Gairdner subdivision. The deer appeared to have a fractured front right leg from an unknown cause but was still quite mobile. Officers continued to monitor the deer and were surprised to learn that it was maintaining good health despite its injury.

Then recently, a year later, Officers have received a number of calls from the public to the RAPP hotline regarding the same deer and would like to advise residents that the deer is in good health despite the obvious injury to its leg that it had sustained a year ago.