Grand Forks Deer Count September 16, 2010






Oh, deer Grand Forks September 16, 2010

The Boundary Sentinel by Mona Mattei

Although the deer count done by the Grand Forks deer committee on Tuesday morning showed lessdeer population than last year's, the ratio of fawns to does indicates the herd is on the rise...in natural conditions there would be 25 – 30 fawns per 100 does, this year’s numbers are averaging 70 fawns to 91 does in the city, indicating over double what the herd usually reproduces


“I’ve had a number of irate calls from people who are calling for action. I haven’t had too many calls from the likes of PETA or people wanting to save the deer,” said Mayor Brian Taylor. “The big issue has been seniors who have been frustrated and giving up any efforts to garden


Professor Colleen St. Clair, from the University of Alberta is interested in working with the community to try an adversive conditioning program using paint ball guns to discourage the deer from being in the town areas. Granby Wilderness Society representative, Jenny Coleshill, agreed to contact St. Clair about the possible program.


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