Deer survey results

The results of the District of Sparwood’s deer survey are in but the District’s Chief Administrative Officer, Terry Melcer, said that the results of the survey were unclear.

The results of the District of Sparwood’s deer survey are in but the District’s Chief Administrative Officer, Terry Melcer, said that the results of the survey were unclear.

“The results of the survey are pretty split,” said Melcer. “It’s hard to tell whether people think we have a deer problem,” she said.

Communities like Grand Forks have responded to their deer problems by forming a deer committee.

“I think in a lot of communities like Grand Forks, where there are now deer committees, the action was largely community driven,” said Melcer.

The District asked the residents of Sparwood to fill out the survey, which is required by the Ministry of Environment before any action can be taken with the deer, based on issues that the District believed were occurring because there were more deer.

Melcer said that because the results of the survey were unclear about whether the community of Sparwood thinks there is a deer problem, there might not be any need for a deer committee or any action.

The survey results will be given to the District of Sparwood council during the May 3 regular council meeting.

Council will then decide if any action is necessary based on the results of the survey.

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