Re: “Sterilizing deer worth a try,” editorial, April 21.
The new deer depopulation plan announced in Oak Bay last week sounds like a win-win situation that should be encouraged, especially by the mayor and council.
After some research about the contraceptive type proposed, statistics have proven that a doe will remain sterile for basically as long as she lives. Couple this method with speed reduction and enforcement, and the number of deer killed by vehicles will decrease as the population decreases.
This project will be privately funded, leaving Oak Bay taxpayers without the high cost, both financially and emotionally, of a brutal cull. From what I understand, the exorbitant amount Oak Bay paid to cull 11 deer was close to the amount proposed by this new organization.