New deer management plan released

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The Tasmanian Wild Fallow Deer Management Plan 2022-27 brings together existing and contemporary management strategies to form a single point of reference for deer management in Tasmania.

The growing number and widening geographic range of wild fallow deer in the State continues to have increasing economic, environmental and public safety impact.

The Plan takes a flexible, balanced and evidence-based approach to addressing these impacts while aiming to reduce the likelihood of deer populations establishing in new areas and acknowledging that deer are an important recreational hunting resource.

The Plan has been developed in stages, with input from more than 300 stakeholders including community members, land managers and the Tasmanian Game Council. 

An implementation strategy will be developed over the next six months. This will outline specific actions, timelines, priorities, resourcing requirements and reporting processes that will ensure the five-year Plan is delivered.