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.