Council to hear about alternative to deer cull

Oak Bay council plans to invite the newly created Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society to offer council a look at their project

  • Thu May 28th, 2015 2:00pm
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Oak Bay council plans to invite the newly created Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society to offer council a look at their project. They’ll set a date after seeing a written presentation from the local group that plans to capture, tag and vaccinate female deer in the area to prevent pregnancy.

“We have a wonderful local resource of literally world-renowned scientists,” said Coun. Eric Zhelka. “They are ready to share what they know.”

Coun. Kevin Murdoch said he’d prefer some written information ahead in order to ask pertinent questions and have an informed discussion.

With no active deer management project or plan currently underway, some council members wondered if the timing is right.

Zhelka agreed to Jensen’s suggestion that the society put forward some written information first before setting a date to have them make a presentation.