The Royal Botanical Gardens is dealing with a threat to their ecosystem.
An over population of deer has put various plant species at risk and the only answer may be allowing hunters to harvest the animals.
The RBG has tried a number of methods to deal with the problem such as dogs and fencing but according the Hamilton Conservation Authority’s Chris Firth-Eagland they have not experienced success.
The RBG is looking into extending the current hunt by the Haudenosaunee community in the Dundas Valley to their property.
Chris Firth-Eagland says that while some residents shared concerns about the hunt at a deer management committee meeting, the majority are keen to see an intervention.
The Hamilton Conservation Authority expects to have more details about any changes to the annual hunt following their board meeting on November 7th.