Re: Respect, don't destroy, the local wildlife, letter to the editor, Dec. 30
I would like to point out that waterfowl in the delta have been a problem to the farmers' crops and the foreshore for quite a while now.
It's to the point where farmers have to set aside lands to feed the waterfowl to keep them from their other crops and marshes are being destroyed at an alarming rate.
Without hunting the marshes would be a moonscape and the cost of crops would go up substantially.
With regards to safety and conservation, it is not an issue. I don't understand the concern, other than it visually offended the letter writer.
Where else in the world can you get a number of volunteers to get up early in the morning and brave adverse conditions in their "ridiculous camo gear" to help balance the environment for free?
I would hope we could all get along as we need hunting in Delta to control crop and marsh damage. Hopefully this helps people understand hunting better.
President, Region 2
B.C. Wildlife Federation