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#1 Bingo

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 09:15 PM

Local Victoria residents and farmers have been beating the drum for some time about culling the deer that are munching their way through their prized gardens and acres of crop land.

It now appears that Parks Canada has been listening to the drumming, and is considering a deer cull on...wait for it...Sidney Island.

The 700 fallow deer have been eating the understory and now there is no place for the bugs that the migratory birds eat... or something to that effect.

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve resource conservation manager Robert Walker says they are looking for input from the public on the proposal.

read more;
http://www.cfax1070....news&Itemid=155

#2 Mike K.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 07:31 AM

Did someone say seagull cull?

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:00 AM

I didn't know Sidney Island was that big. 100 deer per square kilometre almost. Somewhere around .7 deer per football field-sized space.
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#4 Bernard

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:28 AM

the island is less than half in the park, the majority of the island is privately owned

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 11:10 AM

the island is less than half in the park, the majority of the island is privately owned


Ya, almost 80% private. Neat. It even has a private airstrip. I did not know that until reading about it today. Then again, I've probably seen it while flying over 25x, and saw all the homes, but never connected it to being Sidney Island.
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#6 Matt R.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 12:22 PM

The strata that owns most of Sidney island (privately owned) runs annual deer culls already, the delicious meat is available on some local menus in season and is widely available through Two Rivers Meats out of Vancouver - they distribute on the island as well.

A mobile abattoir is brought to the island for on-site processing.

It's truly over-run with deer. Delicious, delicious deer.

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#7 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 01:28 PM

I see they do a bit of commercial logging here and there as well. That's cool.
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#8 Bingo

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 05:58 AM

Cranbrook could soon be the first B.C. city to deal with its problem deer by killing some of them.

A YouTube video last year showed a deer attacking a Cranbrook resident’s unleashed dog.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/expected+approve+plan+trap+kill+deer+near+Cranbrook/5467377/story.html#ixzz1ZFsbtABK

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=ADGn1GABF0Q

#9 Bingo

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:04 PM

Is a deer cull looming?

ICBC says the number of claims resulting from deer/auto collisions in the CRD has grown an average of 13 per cent per year for the past decade.

http://www.cfax1070....news&Itemid=155

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 07:47 AM

Motion passed by CRD to conduct study on urban deer strategies...
http://www.cfax1070....news&Itemid=155

...meanwhile in our backyards, the rut is on.

#11 Coreyburger

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 02:45 AM

Cranbrook got provincial money for their equipment, but they took two years from start to cull. Province requires these studies before they give up money, plus we don't actually know how many deer there actually are. Cranbrook is killing 25 deer, we will likely need to cull a great deal more.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:52 AM

Cranbrook got provincial money for their equipment, but they took two years from start to cull. Province requires these studies before they give up money, plus we don't actually know how many deer there actually are. Cranbrook is killing 25 deer, we will likely need to cull a great deal more.


Theres at least 25 alone in our part of Henderson by UVic/Mt Tolmie!!!

#13 Barrett r Blackwood

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:58 AM

As a hard core , left wing hippy from Fernwood it might surprise some that I have always been in favour of culling any animals that over populate a city area.
I do a lot of gardening and have deer & racoon problems.

#14 North Shore

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 12:58 AM

It appears that we Saanichians aren't waiting...the bowhunter might be back.

http://www.saanichne.../133495703.html
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:33 AM

It appears that we Saanichians aren't waiting...the bowhunter might be back.

http://www.saanichne.../133495703.html


Unfortunately, he seems to be a lousy shot. I firmly believe in a cull, but it's going to take a bigger brain than mine to figure out how to do it in a residential area.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 08:23 AM

Does the venison get eaten?

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#17 Coreyburger

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 01:16 AM

Does the venison get eaten?


Cranbrook is selling theirs, and the very serious proposal on the table here is for low income people to get it.

#18 Barrett r Blackwood

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:11 AM

As a person who regularly goes up the hump to the shooting range and gets to blast all types of fire arms, I must admit that I would love to do some target practice at my back yard in Fernwood if ya know what I mean.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:51 AM

It's really comforting to know the joy of killing something beautuful and wild is alive and well in Fernwood. You should be ashamed of coming out and saying something that sickening.:confused:

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:04 AM

As a hard core , left wing hippy from Fernwood it might surprise some that I have always been in favour of culling any animals that over populate a city area.
I do a lot of gardening and have deer & racoon problems.


So people are fair game as well? The world human population needs a cull. Think of all the buildings and roads that destroyed natural gardens and wilderness.
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