CRD 'forced' to control deer October 26, 2011 Canada

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CRD 'forced' to control deer October 26, 2011 Canada, Victoria Times Colonist

... Geoff Young, Capital Regional District chairman. "Obviously, the reason the province doesn't want to do it is because it's a politically sensitive issue." ... Local property taxpayers would likely be on the hook for costs. ... Regional staff say the south Island deer population is likely growing, and deer are shifting toward urban areas for food and to evade predators...Of the 115,000 Columbian black-tailed deer in the province, 86,000 - 75 per cent - live on Vancouver Island.

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