The District of Invermere could have a permit to trap and cull deer by late November. The district is one of three East Kootenay communities planning to cull some of their urban deer. According to district CAO Chris Prosser, Cranbrook and Kimberley are scheduled to get their permits later this month, with Invermere’s following soon after.
The combined program would see some deer killed and their meat donated to the food bank and First Nations groups. Others would be relocated to the Upper Kootenay river valley.