The buck stops here

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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Love them or hate them

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

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!

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....

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Research Project Update

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

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

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

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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Next Phase of Deer Management Plan Starting

Next Phase of Deer Management Plan Starting

Good News! The Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society will begin the next phase of an urban deer management plan to capture and GPS collar 20 does in the District of Oak Bay over the end of February and into early March, weather dependent. The collars will allow the does...

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