Thank you for participating
Thank you to everyone that contributed to the Draft Victorian Deer Management Strategy. An update will be published to this page by the end of 2019.
The Draft Victorian Deer Management Strategy (the draft strategy) has been developed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR).
The development of a deer management strategy is a key action under the Victorian Government’s Sustainable Hunting Action Plan 2016 – 2020 and recognised under the Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037 Implementation Framework.
The objectives of the draft strategy are to maintain hunting opportunities while managing the impacts of deer on environmental, social, cultural, economic and agricultural assets.
Effective deer management requires a partnership approach between all levels of Government, Traditional Owners, conservation and community groups, Landcare, water authorities, Catchment Management Authorities, hunting organisations, hunters, the deer farming industry, commercial deer harvest industry and the community.
The draft strategy proposes a new way of thinking to guide how deer are managed in our landscape.
Read the draft strategy here
Have your say
Public consultation of the draft strategy closed Monday 29 October 2018. Thank you to those who provided feedback.