Is Oak Bay’s deer cull really a one-off plan?

I would like to know how the number 25 was derived. Arbitrarily? Based on fact?

There appears to be some confusion about the latest on the deer cull.

The mayor says it may not happen because of the lack of traps and the termination of the CRD’s pilot project.

On the other hand, the mayor wants Oak Bay to build the traps and is also urging the CRD to continue with the project.

Then there is talk about further expenses. I would like to know how the number 25 was derived. Arbitrarily? Based on fact? Are there really that many deer in Oak Bay? Not according to my experience.

If so, show us the numbers. Are the car accidents up over last year? We are taxpayers and entitled to know the true facts.

Here is the clincher. Does the mayor think the cull will only take place this year and not be repeated next year and the years after? Any animal expert will tell you a cull is really ineffective unless done on a regular basis. If it does happen again, will the residents of Oak Bay be happy about having to pay more tax dollars for this?

Dorothy Slater

Oak Bay


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