Springtime brings a fresh batch of deer in Greater Victoria

The time is now to do something with deer overpopulation

It boggles my mind that the Capital Regional District is finally calling for volunteers to deal with the management of our deer population.

This probably means that yet another year of discussion will take place before we see any plausible actions.

Spring is here and we will soon be seeing another generation of deer in our gardens. Farmers who produce our food are again facing the dilemma of what to plant and how to plant their crops.

A sensible and safe culling method that prevents the deer from suffering needs further discussion. A deer’s predators have a harsh way of dealing with their prey by running them down and destroying them while they are still alive.

Flowers and rose petals are not a healthy diet for deer. We will no doubt soon be seeing thin and sickly deer in our gardens. We need clear heads and common sense to end this problem sooner rather than later.

L.E. Ferguson

Saanich