RCMP investigate cull trap vandalism

Two clover traps being used to cull urban deer in Cranbrook were vandalized on Tuesday, February 19.

Two clover traps being used to cull urban deer in Cranbrook were vandalized on Tuesday, February 19.

According to a statement from the City of Cranbrook, the RCMP are actively investigating the vandalism, which happened overnight February 19.

“The traps are the property of the Ministry of Forest, Land and Natural Resource Operations,” the City’s statement reads.

Last Thursday, the city announced that it is culling up to 30 mule deer this winter in its second round of urban deer population control.

The B.C. Deer Protection Coalition has spoken out against the cull and held a protest in Cranbrook on Sunday.

However, Mayor Wayne Stetski said Monday that council has heard from residents both in favour of and opposed to the cull.

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