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
DELWP and DEDJTR are seeking your feedback via a survey on the draft strategy’s goals, actions and deliverables and the proposed deer management zone framework. Your views and ideas are important and DELWP and DEDJTR welcome your input. The feedback received will inform the final Victorian Deer Management Strategy.