Sparwood looks at it’s deer numbers

A deer survey has been delivered to every house in Sparwood, to help identify what needs to be done to control the town’s deer population.

A deer survey has been delivered to every house in Sparwood, to help identify what needs to be done to control the town’s deer population.

In a meeting on Monday, council agreed to mail the survey to all Sparwood homes immediately.

The District hopes the survey will help gauge the community perception as to the extent of the issue and to gather public opinion surrounding urban deer.

Some of the questions in the survey are, “Have you been threatened by a deer?” and “What would you like to happen to the population of deer?”

“The population of deer is a problem in Sparwood because we have a number of domesticated deer here and they can become aggressive.

“The more participation we get in the survey the better and the more useful the results will be. I encourage all residents to fill out the survey, either on paper, or online.” The survey is also available at the District of Sparwood website.

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