Equal representation important in deer group

Hunters' group has as much right to be represented on advisory committee as DeerSafe

Re: Bow hunter on deer group worries activists (News, May 18)

An advisory group has the purpose of representing as many positions as possible within the constraints of its numbers, and it would be remiss of the Capital Regional District to not have “pro-cull” representation within the group.

It strikes me as rather naïve of  DeerSafe Victoria that they believe it would be OK for them to have a representative, yet they take issue with United Bowhunters having representation.

The advisory committee is there to find solutions, and all angles need to be reviewed.

Although not hunters ourselves, we have experienced damage and associated costs to our gardens from misplaced deer.

We also have friends and family who are hunters and appreciate the culinary pleasures of venison and its low-fat, low-cholesterol benefits.

As many will agree, we don’t wish to build a fence to protect our investment in beautifying our garden and our neighbourhood.

We believe a regulated, organized cull is a viable, inexpensive solution to the problem.

Wayne Roos

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