12 November, 2022
Feral deer strategy released
A NEW strategy to help land-owners and local councils to deal with the impact of feral deer has been released.
Feral Deer Management Strategy 2022-27 states that feral deer must be removed at the same rate the population would otherwise grow.
Developed from a survey released at the beginning of the year, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries took in the over 400 responses on local feral deer.
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said the strategy would help build capacity to control feral deer.
“Feral deer numbers across Queensland are growing and pose an increasing threat to bio-diversity, agriculture and public safety,” Mr Furner said.
“The new updated strategy aligns with the Biosecurity Act 2014 and defines best practice management and a coordinated approach to control feral deer.
“Local councils and land-holders can now more effectively manage this growing problem through a combination of research, partnerships, planning and collaboration, improved understanding of impacts, practical knowledge, and appropriate control methods.”