I fully concur with Coun. Mike Pearce’s suggestion that deer within municipal limits must be controlled immediately as a matter of safety. There is no time for hesitation due to bureaucracy.
The safety of everyone in the community is of paramount concern and considering the amount of sketchy encounters that have been reported, expediency on the matter is required. If live trapping and relocation proves to be ineffective, too slow in implementation, or not enough of a measure, then culling of the animals must take place.
What concerns me is that if the animals need culling to reduce the local population in conjunction with other methods, what will happen to the carcass?
I would think that due to these tough economic times it would be prudent to have the meat properly butchered and sent to food banks or other similar outlets to help alleviate the food crisis for struggling families. The cost of doing so might be less than trapping and relocation and or disposal of an unused carcass. People that normally can’t afford to buy meat could have it and it would aid in making sure Pentictonites stay safe at the same time.