Deer management plan should be deer action

Cull needed in Greater Victoria to control urban deer population

On Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. in one block along Lockehaven Drive, I counted two well-antlered bucks, each with its harem of five does, all munching garden greenery.

Now it’s rutting season. Twelve deer could easily become 22 deer by this time next year if the bucks impregnate all the does.

And this is only the tip of the “deerberg” in Ten Mile Point.

In a matter of weeks a cull could dramatically reduce this population. Let’s hope the CRD deer management plan becomes a deer action plan to end this problem once and for all.

Culling the deer in Victoria can’t happen soon enough.

Sandy Argue