Larry Killens takes on biologist

Expositor quoted to refute deer tag decision

To the Expositor:

In reference the May 13 article on the Manitoulin Deer Advisory meeting with the Ministry of Natural Resources and their experts. It has been declared there will be more antlerless tags available on the Island to come.

A quote from the (alleged) experts of the Ministry put in place by our government, specifically, Wayne Selinger, fish and wildlife biologist, MNRF Sudbury area office. He (Mr. Selinger) is quoted in one recent article with the following observation: “Given a relatively mild winter this past year…”

I “cut and paste” a local headline about the Manitoulin that was weather related! ‘Chi-Cheemaun season delayed, spring cruise cancelled due to ice buildup.’ (http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/2014/04/29/chi-cheemaun-season-delayed-spring-cruise-cancelled-due-to-ice-buildup)

Yet another quote “cut and paste” from an article in The Expositor: “Conservation officers encourage safe boating.” In the first line of that article it reads: “After one of the longest and coldest winters on record…” (https://www.manitoulin.com/2015/05/13/conservation-officers-encourage-safe-boating/)

I repeat the quote of our government’s experts, “Given the relatively mild winter!”

Larry Killens
South Baymouth