Kimberly: The nuts and bolts of deer management April 14, 2011 Canada






The nuts and bolts of deer management April 14, 2011  Canada  Urban  Kimberley Daily Bulletin

With the recommendations of the Urban Deer Committee now approved by Kimberley City Council - though still awaiting provincial approval - it's time to take a closer look at just how a restricted hunt and a cull may be carried out. ...

Deer are a natural and permanent part of the Kimberley community;

Coun. Mick Henningson says people must remember that whatever the City does they are not looking to get rid of all the deer, just get the population down to a more manageable level....

The City has already ruled out translocation as a means of population control due to high costs and uncertainty on deer survival....

A hunt is the most cost effective and can be effective for specific areas...Chair Ron Kerr visited Helena, Montana, where culling has been going on since 2008....
clover traps will be placed on residential property where the owners have signed up to have problem deer removed. Traps are baited in the evening and at 6 in the morning a two person team visits the traps. If a deer is trapped, the trap is collapsed and a bolt gun used on the deer. 

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