Feral animals

Feral deer are rapidly becoming a major headache for both farmers and natural resource managers.


Deer are probably Australia’s worst emerging pest problem, causing damage both to the natural environment and agriculture. Populations are expanding and deer are invading new areas, many due to deliberate introductions.

NSW has listed the damage caused by deer as a key threatening process and Victoria has listed Sambar as a threatening process. Yet both states, along with Tasmania, protect deer as a hunting resource.

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