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LAST UPDATE August 27, 2016

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In 2010, it is estimated wildlife accidents cost the Province over $23 million in motor vehicle accident claims; $670,000 in highway accident clean-up costs; $370,000 in lost provincial hunting license revenues; and $35 million in lost value to residents and non-residents who view or hunt wildlife.

Ministry of Transportation Online Wildlife Accident Reporting System

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Wanna be a moose tracker?
Castanet Staff - Aug 26, 2016 / 8:22 pm | Story: 174074

Keeping track of moose in the province is a tap away.

A new interactive tool allows British Columbians to help wildlife biologists monitor moose populations and inform conservation efforts, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson announced.

The B.C. Moose Tracker app, available through iTunes, lets users upload information on the number, sex and location of moose they encounter in the wild.

The data will the help the province monitor moose populations by alerting staff to emerging issues.

The app also includes a digital version of the Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, a searchable, interactive summary of hunting rules across B.C.

The app supports ongoing efforts to strengthen moose management through modernization of licensing, inventory and research methods.

Moose Tracker was developed in consultation with the B.C. Wildlife Federation and the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.

“Our members are committed to using the best available science to inform conservation and wildlife management activities. We’re proud to have played a role in making this app a reality. It provides an innovative approach to moose inventory and gives the public across the province an important role in collecting and reporting better information to manage this species,” said BCWF president Jim Glaciar.

Source: http://www.castanet.net/news/BC/174074/Wanna-be-a-moose-tracker

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SPCA's DUMB IDEA

What about the deer being hit by vehicles in rural areas where there are no houses or businesses?

Deer cull plan triggers SPCA response
Penticton Western News - By Simone Blais - September 01, 2011

A large blacktail buck takes a break from his lunch to check the surroundings in a residential area of Okanagan Falls recently. A number of incidents of aggressive deer have been reported this year in the region.

The B.C. SPCA has put Penticton council’s proposed deer cull in its sights in a position paper that calls for a targeted approach to addressing local ungulate over-population.

Simon St-Laurent, volunteer chair for the SPCA’s South Okanagan Similkameen community council, said the organization is hoping to work with the city, business and residents to humanely decrease the deer population.

“Provincewide, many communities are obviously faced with the same issues. It would be nice in Penticton to maybe do something different,” St-Laurent said. “We have had some successes in other communities across the province, although not as much as I would like.

“In Penticton it’s a little bit different this year because of the weather. I just wanted to make sure that council and the public was aware of our position statement and alternatives.”

Council began grappling with the issue this summer over a notice of motion calling on the city to take immediate action to reduce the population of deer in the city to avoid conflicts. They agreed in early August to strike an urban deer management committee, that would generate recommendations for council on its options.

The SPCA stressed in its position paper released last week that it would prefer council use as many non-lethal means as possible to address urban deer issues, which would result in long-term prevention versus short-term solutions.

Relocation isn’t among those options, as studies have shown moving mature deer can result in high mortality from injuries during the move and low survival rates when released in unfamiliar territories. Contraception is also not available.

St-Laurent said he recognized that the only way to reduce a deer population is to “unfortunately” destroy the animal, but he urged policy makers to consider targeted culls rather than declaring open season.

He pointed to successes in Port Alberni, where wildlife officials culled not the whole herd, but does in heat. Those that were pregnant were spared, and the cull was conducted at only specific times of the year by wildlife officials or volunteer hunters who were trained on what to look for.

“There is a registration process, a quota for the day. It’s possible to do, but it’s very targeted. They’re not shooting at just anything,” he said. “That’s the success we’ve had, by doing it sensibly.”

The SPCA is also hoping the community can implement a plan with multiple strategies, including reducing available food that entices deer in town. While many people talk about fences around farms, St-Laurent said it would be good to involve the agriculture sector in discussions on other cost-effective ways to keep deer out of gardens.

He pointed to Oliver’s farm community as having managed “the deer population by using other, more natural and safe methods. Penticton farmers don’t know; there’s been no communication on that.”

Business and development practices might be another area to review, he said. Landscapers who are not local may suggest plants not knowing they are a food source for deer.

“How can we make it not so attractive to deer, but keep it nice and presentable? There’s a way of doing that, using different plants that can be used,” St-Laurent said. “That’s why there needs to be a few players around the table discussing those plants and processes available in reducing the attraction for the deer.”

Those involved in road and highway maintenance might also want to consider humane deterrents like reflectors that cast a light disturbance into the bush or removing salt from highways as soon as spring appears, he said. Given it was a road safety issue, St-Laurent suggested ICBC might want to be a player in discussions.

“It will take time. It has taken many, many years for the deer population to get where it is now. It will take time to undo that, and re-educate them to stay in the forest and the bush,” he said.

The result could very well be longer lasting, as addressing the food source is key to dealing with deer.

“Removing the nuisance would certainly be a success story, but it does take time. It does take the buy-in from many of the different organizations that are involved with animal welfare,” he said.

“They’re animals, too, but they go where the food is. If we provide them with food, then they’ll be where we are.”

Penticton Coun. Mike Pearce, who kick-started the debate on the issue in July with his notice of motion, said he has yet to see the report from staff on the issue, but noted many residents have contacted him out of frustration over inaction and delays.

Funding would also be an issue, he said.

“Quite frankly, I’m not looking for anything that’s going to cost the community more money for taxes. We’re not at a time when we are going to start new programs,” he said, adding the staff report may include alternative measures akin to those found in the SPCA position paper.

“I’m sure not all on council will think alike on this. We’ll see what could get through when we see the staff report on what our alternatives are. They’ve probably researched it,” he said. “We’re not out here to machine gun a whole bunch of deer. We’re here to make sure nobody dies.”

The staff report is expected to be presented to council for consideration on Tuesday.

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Wildlife Act

Accidental killing of wildlife

75 (1) A person who kills or wounds wildlife, other than prescribed wildlife, either by accident or for the protection of life or property, must promptly report to an officer

(a) the killing or wounding, and

(b) the location of the wildlife.

(2) A person who fails to report as required under subsection (1) commits an offence.

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This is where Westside Road users can report animal sightings and animals hit by vehicles along Westside Road.  Users of Westside Road can also inform themselves of where others have seen animals.  In this way Westside Road users can choose to take more care driving in that area.

The District Manager of Transportation Okanagan-Shuswap has said that animal reflectors are a great idea, and if people tell him where the animals are hanging out along Westside Road, that the Ministry will consider installing animal reflectors in that area.

The animal reflectors that they installed in Smithers B.C. along one stretch on their road cost $30,000 and cut down on 80% of the moose hit by vehicles on that section of road.  At Babine (2.2 km's) 87% reduction, and near the Smithers airport 100% reduction.

If $30,000 worth of reflectors stopped two moose from being hit by a vehicle that would reduce our vehicle insurance costs because some vehicles are worth $30,000 alone.  A car would most likely be a write-off if it hit a moose, and deer do enough damage too!

How far can deer jump? 

Deer have been documented to jump over cars, and jeeps. Many deer have been seen to jump over 12 foot fences when being chased by prey
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_high_can_a_deer_jump

Between 1997 and 2002, ICBC spent over $118 million on wildlife-related motor vehicle accident claims.  Not a small chunk of change!!

In 2005, ICBC paid out in excess of $13 million dollars on more than 3,200 animal collision incidents in the North Central Interior of British Columbia. There is a distinct peak time for collisions which occurs between October and December, with a smaller increase in May through July.

There are many animals that are hit by vehicles and move away from the road to die, and therefore are not recorded on official MoT totals. Using the MoT estimates (Sielecki, L., 2004. WARS 1983-2002: Special Annual Report, BC Ministry of Transportation) of 1 recorded dead animal to 3 unrecorded dead animals, in northern BC, there are likely in excess of 4,000 animals killed per year due to collisions with vehicles.

http://www.wildlifecollisions.ca/NorthernBC.htm

Please report animals using the form at the bottom of this web page and we will make sure that the Ministry is aware of the reports that you make.

FACT
Did you know there isn't one "watch for deer sign" at least from Parkers Cove to La Casa that we checked.

Well okanaganlakebc.ca is on a mission now to have signs installed where there are obvious animal trails and where deer have been hit in the past.  If you would like to help donate to the cause to have animal crossing signs made and installed, please contact us by using our feedback form.  okanaganlakebc.ca is dedicated to going around and collecting donations, making the signs, and installing the signs.  We have made two cheap models out of chip board quickly for now and are about to put them along the road near Estamont and/or Ewings Landing until we can get some donations happening and nicer signs made.  If you happen to have any of the following supplies laying around that you don't mind donating, please contact us and we will come and pick them up.  Donations don't have to cost you money, but if you wish you can also donate cash to help purchase supplies.

  • labour to dig holes for posts (maybe need more shovels for this if more than two people want to dig, okanaganlakebc.ca has 2 shovels)

  • cutting and/or donations of plywood or non-rusting metal sheets (can be either square, or wide and not as tall) but large enough for people to be able to read the sign when printed.

  • paint black, yellow, red or some other bright color, fluorescent should be used for the letters (money may be needed for that)

  • posts to put the signs on

  • large screws (maybe also need to drill holes for the screws, okanaganlakebc.ca has a drill and drill bits for wood but not metal)

  • stencils for painting the letters

  • paint brushes

If you know of any worn trails, please let us know by using our feedback form so we know where to place these signs.

A growing literature in the field of road ecology suggests that vehicle/wildlife collisions are important to biologists and transportation officials alike. Roads can affect the quality and quantity of available wildlife habitat, most notably through fragmentation. Likewise, vehicular traffic on roads can be direct sources of wildlife mortality and in some instances, can be catastrophic to populations. Thus, connectivity of habitat and permeability of road systems are important factors to consider when developing road mortality mitigation systems. There are a variety of approaches that can be used to reduce the effects of roads and road mortality on wildlife populations. Here, we briefly review wildlife-crossing structures, summarize previous wildlife road mortality mitigation studies, describe common mitigation measures, and discuss factors that influence the overall effectiveness of mitigation strategies. Because there are very few road mortality studies “before” and “after” the installation of wildlife-crossing structures, their efficiency is nearly impossible to evaluate. However, simple and relatively inexpensive measures reviewed herein can almost certainly reduce the number of collisions between wildlife and automobiles.

Measures proposed to curb deer collisions
By Jason Luciw - Kelowna Capital News - Published: January 13, 2009

Bambi may not have such a hard time crossing Glenrosa Road anymore.

In an effort to reduce the number of vehicle collisions with deer, municipal council is being advised to invest in street lights, increased RCMP speed enforcement and a public education campaign.

Lower Glenrosa Road resident John Hannah launched a creative education exercise of his own last year, putting a scoreboard on a utility poll to show how many deer were being hit by cars. (The number ranges between eight and 12 each winter.)

However, engineering firm Urban Systems is recommending more conventional means of educating the public, including ads in newspapers and mail-outs to residents.

As for street lights, five are needed, according to engineer James Donnelly.

The lamps should be placed along a 300 meter stretch of Glenrosa Road immediately north of Webber Road, he stated.

The section is the worst for collisions because it cuts through a migration path that deer use to travel between grazing meadows, located above Glenrosa Road, and Powers Creek (deer’s water source) below.

The cost of the street lights ranges between $60,000 and $75,000, depending on whether some financial assistance is available through ICBC.

As for enforcement, RCMP should be asked to add the area to their regular patrols at the beginning of the peak season for wildlife activity, during evening hours, said Donnelly.

Urban Systems’ recommendations are based on a report that ICBC road safety engineer Dave Dean submitted to the municipality in October. Urban Systems was asked to analyze Dean’s report and recommend which countermeasures it thought would be most effective.

Urban Systems agreed with Dean on all except one countermeasure–flashing warning lights.

Urban Systems said flashing lights were not guaranteed to be any more useful than the existing wildlife warning signs currently in place.

In order to be effective, the flashing lights would need to be activated only during times when wildlife was actually in the area, said Donnelly.

“Overuse of warning light systems, when no wildlife is present will ultimately result in a false alarm effect, where drivers become complacent over time and eventually revert to old habits.”

Dean said there were eight other counter-measures suggested, which neither he nor Urban Systems gave any weight to. One was a “deer flagging model,” which mimicked a deer’s warning behavior of raising its tail.

Another ineffective solution was use of reflectors, which deflect light from cars’ headlights in to roadside areas to scare off wildlife.

Dean said another solution could be to fence off the area but some deer would still find ways around the barrier, he noted. And a wildlife crossing would be “very expensive,” Dean concluded.

OkanaganLakeBC seen one news paper article years ago showing a photo of a baby moose that had gone through a windshield and landed inside a Pontiac Sunbird.  The drivers seat was broken backward and the whole moose was inside the car.  It pushed the roof up to fit in there.  The back end of the moose was in the back seat drivers side and the front end of the moose was on the front passenger seat.

Man dies in deer collision
Quesnel Cariboo Observer - Published: December 02, 2008

A 25-year-old Quesnel man is dead after a deer smashed into the windshield of his SUV.

The incident occurred Monday at 10 p.m. A northbound minivan with seven occupants struck a deer on Highway 97 South near Pinnacle Pellet.

The deer was propelled through the windshield of an oncoming SUV, causing catastrophic damage to the interior and killing the driver.

The SUV continued onward from the point of impact for 200 metres before coming to a stop in a ditch.

The driver, who was the only occupant of the SUV, is believed to have been killed instantly.

Police are characterizing this as a freak collision and while the investigation is not complete, it does not appear any charges will be laid.

RCMP Traffic Services continues to investigate.

Next of kin has been notified and the victim’s name will not be released.

Watch for sheep on Westside Rd.
By Judie Steeves - Kelowna Capital News - Published: June 21, 2008

Don’t bump into a naive bighorn sheep on Westside Road.

A radio-collared bighorn sheep ewe poses with her neck jewelry beside Westside Road, where there are concerns drivers could collide with lambs born this year.  (photo)

With five lambs born this spring to the splinter herd that has gathered around the corner of Bear Forest Service Road and Westside Road the past few years, there will be some who aren’t very “road smart,” commented Brian Harris, wildlife biologist with the environment ministry.

The animals are part of a group that was transplanted to the Shorts Creek canyon in 2004, a rugged area further north along the road, and well upland from Okanagan Lake.

Shorts Creek tumbles over a number of ledges in a series of waterfalls in Fintry Provincial Park.

However, not long after the move—from an area near Kamloops where they were endangering their lives along a busy highway—a group of the animals had made it down to Westside Road and were spotted ambling along the asphalt.

Since then, they’ve been hanging out in the area of Bear Main, 20 kilometres south.

All five ewes who are part of that herd apparently had lambs this spring, said Harris, so he estimates there are now 14 in that herd.

The ministry has hired a contractor to track the one ewe in that group with a working radio collar to get an idea of their movements.

The intent is to get an idea of where a fence might help to keep them off the roadway itself, if the decision is made that it’s necessary, he said.

Warning signs about possible sheep on the road have been posted by the B.C. Ministry of Transportation, but Harris said it is important for people to slow down in that area.

jsteeves "at" kelownacapnews.com

You can identify a mule deer by its big ears.

These three mule deer photos (below) were taken the same day in the same spot near the Big Horn sheep sign at Westshore Estates on Feb 21, 2008
We seen 3 mule deer hanging around that sharp corner at Westside Road and Westshore Estates

Photo of a mule deer on Westside Road Okanagan BC

 

Baby mule deer at Westshore Estates along Westside Road Okanagan BC
Watch out for Mule Deer
There were lots of deer out Feb 21, 2008 in the afternoon along Westside Road.  This deer was on that sharp corner on Westside Road at Westshore Estates.  He or she was hanging out with at least 2 others maybe more.  We seen one dead one that had been hit by a vehicle in another spot.  And that isn't all the deer we seen... they seemed to be everywhere.  We also heard a wolf howling the other night near Valley of the Sun.... maybe its a wolf dog ... not sure ... we keep hearing it and it doesn't sound like coyotes??

White tail deer have white under their tail which you see when they raise their tail.  There was a pack of about 5 of these white tails in the field at the S-curves north of Ewings Landing April 20, 2008.


Decorative tails these white tail deer have!!

Watch out for White Tail Deer Too!

Did you know that deer loose their antlers each year?

Will you slow down yet?
This poor deer was hit by a vehicle at Estamont Beach on Westside Road
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This poor deer was hit by a vehicle and had his leg broken on May 22, 2008 at Estamont Beach on Westside Road.  This is one very good reason to slow down.
PROMOTE DEER ALERTS AND REFLECTORS

KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED TOO

Two days later a vehicle went off the road in nearly the same spot.

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The intention of the Wildlife Collision Prevention Program (WCPP) is to make BC's highways safer for both people and wildlife. There is a lot motorists can do to improve their chances of avoiding a wildlife vehicle collision.

http://www.wildlifecollisions.ca/

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Hornet Electronic Deer Whistle

Wildlife Myth # 7. Deer whistles work just fine.

Wrong!

Anecdotally, many people swear by their deer whistles, but there are no scientific studies that prove that they work.

The animal has to hear the noise, recognize that it is coming from a vehicle, interpret that the sound means danger, and react by moving away from the vehicle.

The danger is that if drivers think that deer whistles work, they may become complacent and rely on the deer whistle instead of driving wildlife aware.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Do_deer_alert_whistles_really_work

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Deer hiding in the grass

There is a animal trail crossing Westside Road at Ewings Landing.  Earlier this year approx April 27, 2008 an animal was killed there and now there are skid marks.  So please be careful in this area.

Deer trail and skid marks at Ewings Landing Westside Road BC
These photos were taken May 30, 2008

Animal remains at Ewings Landing with trail crossing Westside Road
The closest skid mark in the photo is where an animal was hit before (photo below).  If you want to know where the deer are crossing ... just look for skid marks.

Animal remains at Ewings Landing near trail
That sign in the background is the Ewings Landing sign you would see heading north and approaching Ewings Landing. This animal was hit sometime approx. April 27, 2008 when the photo was taken.

This photo below is looking the other way (south)
There is a driveway on the left side of Westside Road in this photo.
Deer remains near Ewings Landing - Looking south on Westside Road
This photo above explains where the deer trail is.

 

Deer crossing the north side of the Ewings Landing sign located on the south side of Ewings Landing.

This photo is also looking south.  The highways Ministry needs to do some brush clearing to help cut down on deer being hit by vehicles.  For example, as shown in this photo above.  The tree that is circled needs to be removed.  Maybe if the highways Ministry walked Westside Road, they would see where the most heavily crossed areas are.

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Another place to watch for deer is where the fence runs around Evely Forest Campsite.  Deer tend to run along the road looking for a place to jump the fence.  They really should take that fence down not just for deer but in case people go out of control and drive through it.  It is a solid fence built with thick logs.

Dead deer near Evely Forest Campsite.
This photo was taken March 1, 2008

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This photo below was taken facing south just north of Killiney Beach April 16, 2007
Deer carcass laying alongside Westside Road near Killiney Beach

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Deer carcass across the road from Lake Okanagan Resort
This deer carcass was found right across the road from Lake Okanagan Resort April 27, 2008.  Not much left of that deer.  There are many coyotes seen in the Lake Okanagan Resort area.

 

Dead deer up Sugar Loaf mountain road approx. March 3, 2008
This deer was found dead approx. March 3, 2008 up Sugar Loaf mountain road and up past the transfer station.

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PLEASE DRIVE SLOW ALONG WESTSIDE ROAD!!

This poor deer was hit by a vehicle at Estamont Beach on Westside Road
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This poor deer was hit by a vehicle and had his leg broken on May 22, 2008 at Estamont Beach on Westside Road.  It was laying in the ditch on the right hand side of Elliot Road approx. 4:25 PM and still alive.  Okanagan Lake phoned 911 and reported it to the police.  A little while later the police phoned and said they had put it out of its misery, the poor deer.  The deer was most likely hit on Westside Road and came down the hill alongside Elliot Road into the ditch.  There is a sharp corner at Estamont so please people drive slower in the summer and be aware that deer will even sometimes run into you.  Just a little earlier okanaganlakebc.ca had a small black bear run across the road up ahead (not close call thank goodness) in between Valley of the Sun hill and Ewings Landing.  If you were the one who hit this deer, why didn't you stop and have a look to see if it was laying in the ditch suffering and waiting to die so you could report it??  okanaganlakebc.ca sure didn't need to come across this and see it!  okanaganlakebc.ca did a lot of crying after seeing this and then posting it to the web!  Thanks!  Maybe if this is posted to the web people will slow down and think before driving so fast!

Just two weeks before this okanaganlakebc.ca's neighbour who resides in the Smithers area (moose area) hit a deer down by the OKIB reserve beach where the chain link fence is that has the toilet building not far from the blue barge at Beau Park Road.  His newer Dodge truck grill, headlight, and smaller radiator behind the front grill was smashed.

Two days later on May 24, 2008 a vehicle went off the road next to where the deer in the photo above was hit.  See photos here.

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Hornet Electronic Deer Whistle

Wildlife Myth # 7. Deer whistles work just fine.

Wrong!

Anecdotally, many people swear by their deer whistles, but there are no scientific studies that prove that they work.

The animal has to hear the noise, recognize that it is coming from a vehicle, interpret that the sound means danger, and react by moving away from the vehicle.

The danger is that if drivers think that deer whistles work, they may become complacent and rely on the deer whistle instead of driving wildlife aware.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Do_deer_alert_whistles_really_work

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So, what can you do to avoid hitting an animal yourself?

First, pay  attention to animal crossing signs. They're probably there because other motorists have had crashes in the area.

Also, obey the speed limit and keep a close watch for deer around dusk and at dawn.

Don't over-drive your headlights at night -- i.e., control your speed so that you will have time to react to something when it appears in your headlights.

If you see a deer in the road, honk your horn -- flashing
your lights might cause the animal to further fixate on your vehicle. 

Keep in mind that if you think you are going to hit the animal, it's often better to brake than to swerve. Swerving can confuse the animal as to which way to run and possibly result in a worse collision with a fixed object such as a tree or an oncoming vehicle.

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Drivers offered tips to avoid wildlife collisions
By Holly Miyasaki - Penticton Western News - January 27, 2008

The concept sounds simple enough — animals don’t think like humans — but so often drivers don’t remember it.

“People think of the road as a very dangerous place,” explained Gayle Hesse, co-ordinator of the Wildlife Collision Prevention Program administered by the B.C. Conservation Foundation.

“Animals don’t perceive the road as dangerous, in fact, they’re actually attracted to it.”

In winter deer find the ploughed road a desirable place as it’s salty and is easier to move around. Also roadways offer a clear view of whether predators are nearby or not.

In spring new green grass buds in ditches along the road; and in summer the roads are windy which offers relief from flies. Hesse said deer have different eyesight from humans and a different perception of what danger is.

“People should drive expecting to see animals, not be surprised when they’re there,” said Hesse.

The South Okanagan sees its fair share of animal casualties. Wildlife accidents reported in 2006 included: Highway 97 Osoyoos-Kaleden — 29 deer; Highway 97 Kaleden to Drought Hill — two coyotes, 67 deer, one other/unknown and two raccoons; and Highway 97 Drought Hill interchange to junction Highway 33 — five deer and one raccoon.

These reports come from Argo Road Maintenance, which is in charge of carcass removal from highways, but the numbers aren’t always accurate. Hesse said they depend on the job the contractor is doing or animals could be moved to the side of the road where its not necessary for immediate removal.

Because there are no current reports released regarding the number of animals killed on the road, Hesse can’t say if numbers are up, down or the same. But she did offer suggestions for drivers to use to prevent collisions.

“Watch for wildlife signs and slow down in those areas,” she advised. “Those wildlife signs are there for a reason.”

By slowing down, drivers give themselves more time to react if they are faced with an animal.

“Drivers need to improve their search patterns,” she added.

It’s proactive to scan down the road and look for animals on shoulders, ditches and right of ways.

She suggested upgrading vehicle headlights to high intensity discharge, which are brighter than standard lights. Then comes the point many ponder: to swerve or not to swerve.

“A lot of bad collisions can happen if you swerve,” said Hesse, listing a variety of consequences like flipping your vehicle or hitting a median. “Think about using your brakes and trying to slow down rather than your steering wheel.”

If you do hit a deer and it is dead, if safe, drag it to the side of the road, out of the way of traffic. If the animal is still alive, do not attempt to dispatch it yourself.

“Wounded animals are very dangerous,” she said. “The best thing to do is call a conservation officer and report the injured animal.”

For more information visit . Conservation officers can be reached by calling 877-952-7277.

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If you have comments good or bad, solutions, concerns or complaints regarding the animals along Westside Road please fill out the form below and/or contact the District Manager of Transportation Okanagan-Shuswap District.  Grant Lachmuth is no longer in this position we heard, but website still says Grant Lachmuth.  Sent an email to Grant Lachmuth May 22, 2008 and he says he forwarded email to the new district manager Murray Tekano.

Report Animals to have animal reflectors installed:

Ministry of Transportation
Murray Tekano  District Manager, Transportation
KELOWNA - Okanagan Shuswap District Office
300-1358 St Paul Street
Kelowna, B.C., V1Y-2E1
Telephone 250-712-3629
Fax: 250-712-3669
Email: Murray.Tekano "at" gov.bc.ca

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