If Oak Bay council decides to cull the deer, which by now is a given, then please use a humane method.
Despite what you state on the Oak Bay website and contrary to the provincial experts comments, the cclover trap method is extremely cruel. All animal groups have stated that the bolt method is not used for wild animals. The deer will suffer greatly, both physically and mentally.
If you had to put down your dog, would you let it get caught in a trap and held for hours until the trap is collapsed on the fighting animal and a bolt shot into its head? If it works the first time, lucky animal. But that is not always the case.
If any reader doubts the cruelty involved in this method I urge them to Google “clover trap.”