A plan is in the works for the Hamilton Conservation Authority to work with Six Nations hunters on a study of the deer population in the Dundas Valley.
The hunters have been culling deer in the valley for the last couple of years under a three century old treaty.
The agency and Six Nations band members are now talking about a new partnership that would see the hunters help track the valley’s burgeoning deer population and its impact on the environment.
It's an effort to help in determining appropriate harvest levels and timelines.
While the Six Nations hunters claim traditional rights to hunt and fish in the area, the deer hunt has drawn protests from area residents, animal rights activists and other hunters.