Elkford discusses deer management

The District of Elkford has taken an in depth look at issues and management techniques for urban deer.

Elkford will take steps to manage urban deer

Elkford will take steps to manage urban deer

At the August 13th, regular Council Meeting the District of Elkford discussed deer management. The Urban Deer Management Advisory Committee has taken an in depth look at the urban deer issue and presented their findings to council and thoughts on what could be done. Council did approve their recommendation of harvesting urban deer. It was also established at the meeting with great importance that along with harvesting,  continued education, maintenance and the establishment of a new anti-feeding bylaw with strict penalties would be positive actions to manage urban deer.

 At this time, it is yet undecided the number of deer that will be harvested or when and how it will be conducted, but the District of Elkford will keep all residents informed and utilize the most humane options.