We have an opportunity to manage feral deer in The Northern Rivers now, before their numbers grow out-of-control.
The best way to manage feral deer in our region is by working together as a community, to keep their numbers low, and to limit their impacts.
This means staying on feral deer alert, observing new signs, reporting deer sightings to Deer Scan and taking action as soon as you see a feral deer in your area.
There are some simple steps we can all take to help manage feral deer in the Northern Rivers:
There are only two effective techniques for managing feral deer in Australia:
These strategies are expensive and resource intensive, particularly once feral deer numbers get out of control.
That’s why it is so important for landholders and the community to work together, so we can act now to remove them humanely while their numbers are still small.
Find out more about feral deer management on the following websites:
Experienced recreational hunters can help with effective control of feral deer populations. This needs to be done in a safe and coordinated way to help keep feral deer numbers low.
If you are an experienced recreational hunter contact Rachel Hughes, Feral Deer Management Officer, Rhughes@tweed.nsw.gov.au or (02) 6670 2710
ABC Landline put together a great video about the challenges of managing feral deer.