"My fellow hunters and I are hard pressed to find any deer in the wilderness of VI mostly due to the decline of forestry and natural predator competition. It's disheartening to drive past 12 deer from Brentwood through Langford and Metchosin (areas where I hunted years ago) to get to a wild area and hunt for 2 days and see only 2 deer. No deer harvested. As a bow hunter I can help stop the crop damage by our local farm deer."
Admitting that deer populations have declined on Vancouver Island, and with the inclusion of Richard Christiansen, Vancouver Island region representative of the United Bow Hunters of BC to the Citizen's Advisory Committee on Deer Management in the CRD, this frustrated group will most certainly have their way.