Feeding deer is not real problem in area
Jan. 22, 2014 at 6:05 p.m.
Updated Jan. 21, 2014 at 7:22 p.m.
Editor, the Advocate:
Regarding the pro/con article related to the deer population in Victoria that recently ran in the Advocate: As an employee in the oil and gas industry and environmental field, I am well aware of wildlife populations in South Texas.
Too often, the Victoria Advocate articles are written without proper research. In South Texas, hundreds of thousands of acres, if not more, are cleared out for the oil and gas industry; coupled with the addition of thousands of trucks on our county and city roads, of course, there will be more wildlife/vehicle accidents.
Wildlife have been forced out in search of shelter and food and, in turn, dwell within the city limits in search of both. Forget research - how about some common sense, Victoria Advocate? Employees of the industry see every day the amount of land cleared out and the amount of carcasses on the roads.
It's an unfortunate effect, but to say it is because of city populations feeding deer is ridiculous. Both the pro and con articles need a little common sense.
Andy O'Neil, Kenedy