Let’s Do What Doesn’t Work and Kill (Nearly) All the Deer!

This reads like the deer population “problem solving” by Upper Dublin T.

Exposing the Big Game


Canadian Blog

by Barry Kent MacKay,
Senior Program Associate

Born Free USA’s Canadian Representative

Published 01/27/17

Deer© C. Watts

Cranbrook is a town that hosts nearly 20,000 humans in the core municipal area and 116 deer. There used to be somewhat fewer deer, according to the people who go around counting them—but a lot of people living there want fewer deer, and so the councillors spent quite a bit of tax money to do something that produced more.

Does that make sense to you? It seems wonky to me. But, although I love the town (which sits in a wide and scenic mountain valley in southeastern British Columbia), I don’t live there. When I go there, I take great pleasure in both the beautiful scenery and the wildlife, including the mule deer who come and go from the surrounding forests.

Unlike the widely-distributed white-tailed deer, the mule deer—native…

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