Barely two months after Farmington Hills city council members enacted tough new restrictions on the use of bows and arrows, a resident on Scott Drive reported finding a deer killed by an arrow laying in a wooded area behind his home.
The neighborhood is east of Middlebelt, between 9 and 10 Mile Roads.
According to the report filed by Farmington Hills Police, the man said he initially thought the animal was a bag of trash when he saw it Monday morning. Later in the day, he took a closer look and discovered the deer. The report indicated the deer appeared to have been struck "center mass" by a "broadhead arrow".
The new ordinance, approved in September, allows the use of bows in a safe manner, shooting only at artificial targets, and in a manner that prevents arrows from landing on someone else's property. In late 2011, residents in neighborhoods west of Orchard Lake, between Eight and Nine Mile roads, reported seeing deer killed and injured by arrows.