2009-12-03 / Local & State

Steer Shot With Arrow On Pa. Farm

SAEGERTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A northwestern Pennsylvania farmer has closed his land to hunters for the first time in more than 40 years after finding one of his steers had been shot through with an arrow.

M.J. Huya Jr. says he and some workers were able to coax the steer out of its pasture Wednesday morning. The animal had been avoiding the farmer and his workers before that, and when they got up close they found out why: The animal had an arrow through its back, above its shoulders.

The animal has since been treated and Huya is hopeful it won’t develop a fatal infection.

Huya normally lets hunters on his 200-acre farm, but won’t this year because he believes the steer was targeted on purpose. The farm has about 35 steer, 90 dairy cows, and raises field crops.

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