WASHOUGAL, Wash. -- A deer near Washougal was recovering Tuesday after being shot in the face with an arrow.

Carol Wilmot said the doe and her offspring have been visiting her rural Washougal yard every day since she moved in a month ago.

She was horrified lastSunday when she saw the mother deer had been shot with an arrow right through her face.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officers were able to find the deer, tranquilize her and remove the arrow on Tuesday.

Wildlife officers said they will use the arrow as evidence to try and track down the person who hurt the deer. It is not currently deer hunting season, so the person responsible could face up to two years in prison and $5000 in fines, if convicted.

KGWReporter KeelyChalmers contributed to this report

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