The animal was captured on Thursday near New Egypt Raceway in Ocean County.
The arrow missed all major organs and arteries, traveling through a nasal cavity. The puncture wounds weren’t infected, and the deer was treated with preventative antibiotics.
A deer has been spotted wandering in Morris County, N.J. with a hunter’s arrow in its head, residents hoped the injured animal could be found in time to save its life.
A Canada goose was found with an arrow through its body in Suffolk County this week, and police were searching Sunday for the person who shot the bird, according to a published report.