CDFW Responds To, Rescues Distressed Siskiyou County Deer


California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials successfully got a distressed deer loose around the Mount Shasta area.

CDFW had details in a Facebook post:

CDFW staff responded to a deer welfare call in the community of Lake Shastina in Siskiyou County last week.

The young buck had baling twine wrapped around its ankle cutting off circulation. The animal was immobilized by CDFW Environmental Scientist Ian R. Keith and was freed and processed with the help of fellow Environmental Scientist Kate Belleville.

The deer is back on its feet and doing well today thanks to the community members of Lake Shastina and the Lake Shastina Police Department for alerting CDFW to the deer in distress.

It’s another reminder to keep trash and other potential entanglement materials like fencing, hammocks, chicken feeders, badminton nets and other objects stored properly for the safety of California’s wildlife.

If you witness a potential wildlife welfare incident, please contact your nearest CDFW regional office. CDFW’s Human-Wildlife Conflicts Program has trained biologists statewide ready to respond: