Susan Darrah of Rockaway Township said she first spotted the deer, nicknamed Steve Martin due to the comedian's routine involving an arrow headpiece, was first spotted in her yard with the arrow in its face Nov. 1. She took pictures and reported the injured animal to New Jersey Fish and Wildlife officials, the New York Daily News reported Monday.
Fish and Wildlife officials said they searched the area for nine days before finding and tranquilizing the deer. The arrow was removed and Darrah said the officials found the wound was not seriously infected.
The deer was released after receiving a shot of antibiotics.
Darrah said the officials believed the arrow to have been a miss and not an intentional shot to the animal's face.