I read with interest the editorial of Oct. 21, "Save the Bountiful deer!" We in North Ogden also have the extreme pleasure of ever-increasing numbers of deer. They live in semi-agriculture areas, also in gardens and orchards. The task of properly feeding the deer starts in the early spring. Pruning, spraying, plowing, cultivating, planting, watering, etc. It gives one a fuzzy feeling to see the deer dining on the peaches, apples, grapes and garden products after the spring work. The deer are very selective. They will knock down six or so peaches or apples, then take a small bite out of one or two. That is so their thin lips will never touch the ground. Heaven forbid! Joy, joy, then we know that our families and extended families will never have to suffer eating a nice ripe peach or apple when they know that satisfaction that Bambi has a full tummy! But, mom and dad have to work two jobs to fill theirs.
In North Ogden, we hit a new record. Almost all of our does have twins. Oh, happy day! There will be twice as many next year.
Then there is the total pleasure of knowing that our city has a free zoo. And, we know that our extra taxes for the land is providing for full tummies of Bambi and good view of a free zoo. We call it the Bambi Bounce.
Keep up the good work, Standard, and let me know who owns the deer and who is in control. Then, I can give those people their proper dues and compliments for providing the fun and games.
Robert E. Christofferson