Deer more than nuisance

This is in reply to the letter to the editor of Sept. 14 (Culling not the answer). As a hunter, I resent the statement that it’s only for us to kill something (legally)

This is in reply to the letter to the editor of Sept. 14 (Culling not the answer). As a hunter, I resent the statement that it’s only for us to kill something (legally).

To start with, most of the deer in town look sickly, as though they’ve been eating too much grass, roses or fruit trees with insecticides and sprays. What a surprise, no one told them it wasn’t safe to eat for 15 days.

I drive through 30 to 50 deer getting out of town each morning to get up in the hills to hunt. This over population in town scares me. When our kids or grandkids end up in the hospital with deer ticks or lyme disease (or even disabled in a wheelchair), don’t blame so-called hunters.

Penticton’s main industry is tourism. We used to drive visitors around city parks, streets and beaches, as they were beautiful. Now you see fenced yards, beaches with goose droppings, trees half eaten and no or limited flower beds. When is a little nuisance too much. Thank you to the aldermen that are actually trying to do something.

Lorne Vipond

 

Penticton