Community & Business

19 June, 2022

Have your say on feral deer

WITH the impacts of feral deer increasing across the region, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is encouraging locals to have their say on a new management strategy.

Have your say on feral deer - feature photo

At the beginning of the year, a number of reports had been made of deer on the Kennedy Highway outside the Koah Service Station and damaging peoples yards living in Koah, Speewah, Myola and Springmount.

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities, Mark Furner said feral deer numbers were growing and posed an increased threat to biodiversity, agriculture and public safety. 

“Under the new strategy we aim to make feral deer management more effective through partnerships and planning,” he said. 

“The draft strategy sets out the goals and objectives for stakeholders to help them better understand their responsibilities. 

“It also provides guidance for local government biosecurity planning and encourages a coordinated approach to managing feral deer.” 

To have your say on feral deer and the new management strategy, visit


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