Pregnant deer at risk

When it comes to using the clover trap method there is no discrimination on what is killed

Research on various breeds of deer pregnancies revealed some interesting facts. Times of the year may differ slightly for different breeds of deer but the time frame is very close.

Female deer are short day breeders and the entire mating season lasts from October to December. In southern parts of the country does will not mate until January or February. The gestation period is generally 180 days and fawns are born in late spring.

The mayor of Oak Bay wants to start the deer cull in early January which means there is an excellent chance a pregnant deer will be killed. When it comes to using the clover trap method there is no discrimination on what is killed. A doe or a buck, a healthy animal or a sick one.

William Jesse

Oak Bay