The CRD’s Deer Management Strategy Pilot Project concluded at the end of 2015 (see the Chief Administrative Officer’s covering report to the January 25, 2016 Council meeting here). The District of Oak Bay participated in the project and provided the CRD and the public with a “Lessons Learned” report, intended to help communities throughout the Capital Region and the Province learn from the District’s experience; that report is available for public review here.
These reports from the District were provided to the CRD for its review and to help inform considerations on next steps.
In the absence of any natural predators, human-deer conflicts are expected to continue and increase throughout the Capital Region as the population of deer rises unchecked.
FAQ's and Fact Sheets
Deer Information Brochures
Deer that are seriously injured should be reported to the appropriate authorities. In Oak Bay, you may call:
- Oak Bay Police Department non-emergency line: 250-592-2424
- BC Conservation at 1-877-952-7277