I'm writing in response to the letter of Nov. 15, "North Ogden deer invade orchards." Where does the letter writer think the deer are supposed to go when people build houses on mountain slopes where they used to feed? This writer has it all wrong. It's not the ever-increasing number of deer. It's the ever-increasing number of people encroaching on the ever decreasing number of deer.
Deer, just like people, have to eat to survive. People have stolen their natural food, so they're stealing their apples. Boo hoo! Those people up there on the lofty perches have not only run the deer into orchards, they've run them clear down to the flat lands.
We have quite a bunch of deer in western Weber County that have been run out of the hillsides. In Hooper, the deer eat our alfalfa, corn, wheat and pasture lands. They haven't acquired a taste for onions yet. We don't like it, but we can't put them on a reservation like we did the Indians.
In North Ogden, they stole their land, so the deer steal their applies. Hurray for the deer. It's pay back.