Survey November 2012
Individual councillors in each region of the CRD were contacted by email or web contact form on November 11, 2012.
Using a 1-5 scale
- Strongly Agree
- Strongly Disagree
they were asked to state their position on the following:
- PUBLIC INPUT: Before any policies on deer management can be considered you would welcome open discussion with residents in your community.
- DEER NUMBERS: A deer count in your community is essential before any deer management process can be considered.
- CAPTURE AND EUTHANIZE: You are knowledgeable about the clover trap/bolt gun method used in the winter of 2011/12 in the Kootenays to kill deer.
- LETHAL VS. NON-LETHAL: When there are proven non-lethal options for deer management (such as wildlife corridors, fencing, deterrents, public education) they should be implemented instead of lethal options.
Councillor responses are updated below with their own comments.
AWAITING REPLY that Public Input is necessary.
AWAITING REPLY that Deer Number counts are essential.
AWAITING REPLY that he is knowledgeable on Capt/Euth method.
AWAITING REPLY that Non-lethal should be chosen over Lethal.