The deer herd in the Grand Forks area is now down at least 90 per cent since my active hunting days in the 1970s and ‘80s and early ‘90s.
The lack of access management is one of the major reasons.
Access management has always been controversial but all the participants of the BC Wildlife Federation meetings I attended in the ‘80s understood what would happen if access management was ignored.
Some of the prominent voices in the quad bike club are fully aware of the steep decline in deer population so are they going to consider this when they advertise trails in important wildlife areas?
Will they help restore the deer population by supporting access management?
Jim Zibin, Grand Forks