A shot in the dark

I would rather take my chances with rutting bucks than with humans bearing lethal weapons

The letter in Friday’s Oak Bay News (“Deer pose a serious threat to residents”) would be laughable if it weren’t frightening.

After expressing concern for the safety of pedestrians and dog walkers, the author proposes that licensed professional bowhunters be hired to shoot deer at night to avoid the “Bambi Brigade.” And how are these professional hunters expected to distinguish a pedestrian or dog from a deer in the dark? A crossbow bolt is capable of penetrating a house wall. I would rather take my chances with rutting bucks than with humans bearing lethal weapons.

Audrey Driscoll

 

Oak Bay