At Oak Bay’s Committee of the Whole meeting on March 21, the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society expanded on its proposed five-point program for deer management in the municipality. We were disappointed that Council rejected the science and logic of this plan.
We have worked on the elements in the program for the past year – it is a best-practices action plan that is scientifically sound and fiscally responsible. It will help reduce human-deer conflict and provides a humane alternative to lethal culls.
Please see our presentation to Council here (PDF, 1.3 MB)
We look forward to working with Esquimalt, who have adopted three of the elements of our program, and will continue our work independently. Spring is here which means fawns are just around the corner – we will once again be providing important public education on the do’s and don’ts of fawn season.