Draft Feral Deer Management Strategy 2022-27

Join the conversation to have your say on how feral deer are managed in Queensland

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Draft Feral Deer Management Strategy Consultation

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You're invited to have your say on Queensland's draft Feral Deer Management Strategy 2022-27.

To provide feedback on the draft strategy, you can complete the survey and/or upload a written submission on this page.

The draft strategy can be downloaded from the Document Library on this page.

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) has committed to renewing the previous Feral Deer Management Strategy 2013-18. The draft Feral Deer Management Strategy 2022-27 will set the direction for the management of feral deer in Queensland for the next five years. 

DAF's vision is that feral deer are effectively managed to prevent introductions, reduce impacts and limit the distribution of feral deer in Queensland.

The draft Feral Deer Management Strategy 2022-27 provides guidance for the direction of regional/local government biosecurity planning. It encourages collaboration and a coordinated approach to the management of feral deer and the reduction of impacts.

Join the conversation by having your say on how feral deer are managed in Queensland.

The feedback from this consultation will be considered in the preparation of the final strategy.

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Your responsibilities for managing feral deer

Feral deer are listed as restricted matter under the Biosecurity Act 2014. This means that feral deer are currently present in Queensland and that there are reasonable grounds to believe that restrictions are necessary to reduce, control or contain feral deer to reduce adverse impacts.

The primary responsibility for pest animal management rests with the land manager, but there are significant benefits from collective action and coordination of feral deer control at the landscape level that engages all stakeholders.

The draft strategy outlines ways that feral deer can be effectively managed to prevent introductions, reduce impacts and limit the distribution of feral deer in Queensland.