Not all permits are the same

We share this land not only with native wildlife but also with the Indigenous peoples that reside here. But more than this, the deer around Kimberly, BC don’t belong to the people living in Kimberly, BC. Nor do the deer living in Oak Bay belong to the people of Oak...

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The buck stops here

Your municipal government usually has some budgetary expenses related to urban wildlife management. So why not just get rid of the need for this repeated cost by eradicating deer from within municipal boundaries? Well, it’s not that simple. The BC Provincial...

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The imagery of deer at Christmastime

The imagery of deer is a positive and inspiring across cultures and religions, across our human history. For a detailed look at the history of the symbolism of deer, you can watch this lovely video on the subject. https://vimeo.com/243566568 We wish you all a very...

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Love them or hate them

The issue of urban wildlife management, as in the case of urban deer in Oak Bay, is an extremely divisive issue. Some residents are quite vocal in their desire to have all deer eradicated from within the municipalities that were built within the deer’s native habitat....

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Reducing conflict

We're so sorry to hear about a recent incident in Oak Bay where a cyclist was knocked off her bicycle by a deer protecting his family group. There are many steps we can all take to reduce wildlife conflict in Oak Bay—and across all of Greater Victoria—including...

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Love is in the air!

  Our friends at Watch For Wildlife (W4W) have a reminder for all of us now that it's that time of year again. "That time of year" means rutting time when bucks are looking for romance. Mating season can cause deer to be bolder and less apprehensive of people. And...

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Research Project Update

We presented and update on our research to Oak Bay Council on Monday night. If you'd like to know how things are progressing, please watch the recording available from the District of Oak Bay website. Our presentation is the 5th item on the agenda, starting at...

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Father’s Day Garden Party Tour

Join us on Sunday, June 17 for a Father’s Day Garden Party Tour. All proceeds from the event will support the BC SPCA’s Wild ARC and the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society (UWSS) for local wildlife care, wildlife research and veterinary services. WHAT’S INCLUDED:...

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Deer oh Deer

When you think of deer within a city, do you think of the sweet little Bambi out for a walk in the corner park with his mom? Or do you think about a terrifying, aggressive stag with red eyes of fury? In the lovely municipality of Oak Bay, I am taking part in a study...

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Update on Deer Tagging Project

Our research team collared 4 does already in Oak Bay this week, we’re proud of how efficient our team of scientists are at getting collars on the deer within a very short time! The does are sedated and assessed through a brief physical exam. They are then fitted with...

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