Yes, it’s that time of year, folks.
The farmers’ cannons have basically stopped blasting their loud explosions across the bay from Delta to Crescent Beach, and now officially the hunters have taken over.
We now have the distinct pleasure starting from the early-morning hours listening to the sound of defenseless birds getting slaughtered by shotguns. It’s really fun trying to explain to our grandkids what those sounds mean.
These birds land in our area to rest and feed, on their way south, in what looks like a great refuge – only to die from a blast of pellets tearing their bodies apart. Thanks, Delta, for sharing, and isn’t it time to move those disturbing noises at least somewhere where it isn’t shared with the general population who love our wildlife.
As for you brave hunters doing what they call a sport, at least give the birds some guns to shoot back.
Brian Lauder, Surrey