Parks Canada is finding new ways to waste our money, this time paying a New Zealand-based company nearly $6M to go on the hunt of a lifetime off the coast of BC.
The Sitka Blacktail deer were introduced to Haida Gwaii for hunting in 1898 and took the place over. With no natural predators, the little ruminants overpopulated and started to destroy the ecosystem.
Much of Haida Gwaii is a national preserve, which means the solution to the infestation of destructive deer was left up to the big thinkers in Environment Minister Catherine McKenna's Ministry.
Parks Canada hired five New Zealanders who specialize in deer eradication to shoot the deer from low-flying helicopters.
The Kiwis also used tracking dogs to hunt the deer on the island and boats to shoot them from the shoreline.
The cost of all this pest control is $5.7M, courtesy of the Canadian taxpayer.
These lucky Kiwis are getting a sweet heli-hunt, all the deer they can shoot and are getting paid for it too, when the rest of us would pay handsomely out-of-pocket for such an adventure.
So, I have a better idea. Let Canadian hunters do this.
Watch as I show you how it can be done, and to learn about the other time Canadian hunters controlled an invasive species with very little government intervention, for less money.