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The Tasmanian Government is committed to balancing the impact of deer on our important primary industries and environment while maintaining a  deer herd as a traditional recreational hunting resource.   Public input is now being sought to assist with the preparation of a state-wide Wild Fallow Deer Management Plan.

The plan will set the direction for the management of the wild fallow deer herd and will function as a single point of reference for achieving a balanced approach to its management in Tasmania. 

The plan will build on the results of the recently completed aerial survey component of the deer census.

Stakeholder and public input to the plan will be critical to its success.  Anyone interested in attending one of the following information sessions to discuss and ask questions about the management plan is encouraged to attend:

  • Bothwell - Monday 23 November, 6.30-8.00 pm, Bothwell Football Club Rooms, Bothwell Football Ground;
  • Longford - Tuesday 24 November, 6.30-8.00 pm, Riverlands Centre, 159 Wellington Street, Longford;
  • Ulverstone - Wednesday 25 November, 6.30-8.00 pm, Ulverstone Sports and Leisure Centre, Flora Street, West Ulverstone; and
  • Brighton - Thursday 26 November, 6.30-8.00 pm, Brighton Civic Centre, 25 Green Point Rd, Bridgewater.

All sessions are subject to a COVID Safety Plan which requires that attendance is strictly by registration.

For additional information CLICK HERE or phone 6165 3068. 

If you unable to attend, written feedback is welcome and can be sent to DeerManagementPlan@dpipwe.tas.gov.au by 11 December 2020.

The public will have the opportunity to comment on the Draft Management Plan when it is released for public consultation in 2021.

Photo credit:  DPIPWE