Feb. 3, Firearms Consultation in Durham

Thanks to the CSSA E-News for alerting me to this item from the Owen Sound Sun-Times:

Canada’s Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction will be in Durham in February.
Bill Blair will be at the Durham Community Centre from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 3 for consultations on firearms-related topics, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MP Larry Miller announced on Thursday.
Miller wrote Blair in September inviting him to come to the riding to hear from rural Canadians about the government’s firearms policies. Miller’s office has been working with Blair’s office since then to find a date that would work with the minister’s schedule, and after a lengthy back-and-forth they agreed on the Feb. 3 meeting, it said in a news release from Miller’s office.

Feb. 3 is a Sunday, so they should be able to hear from plenty of rural Canadians who are concerned about Bill C-71.

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“Deer Are a Menace”

When I first received this article, I thought it was a joke: “Deer Are a Menace and We Need to Kill a Lot More of Them”.  But no, he’s quite serious — there is a deer overpopulation problem in the U.S.

It’s for all of these [aforementioned] reasons that wildlife managers, ecologists, and even The Nature Conservancy have labeled deer, at their current populations, a grave threat to ecosystems all over the United States, and advocate measures to limit their spread, of which hunting is the most effective option.

Unfortunately, hunters are increasingly in short supply.

I can only speculate as to whether deer are a similar ecological threat in Canada, or whether we have a shortage of hunters.  It’s an interesting article; do read the whole thing.