The first VDCCN Webinar for 2022 will be:
- Date: Wednesday 9 February
- Time: 5.00 – 6.00 pm
- Topic: Report on the Alps deer control trial and other deer control activities
Watch the video from the webinar
Parks Victoria trialled feral deer control around alpine and sub-alpine peatlands on the Bogong and Howitt-Wellington High Plains in the Alpine National Park from 2014-2019. The trials are to evaluate the impact of control versus no control and the efficiency of different control methods. The questions are:
- Is feral deer control reducing the impact on sensitive alpine peatlands?
- What are the best and most efficient control methods and cost?
- How does the efficacy of professional and volunteer shooters compare?
There has also been significant feral deer control in areas affected by the 2020 bushfires in Eastern Victoria.
Dan Brown and his colleagues will be reporting on the above and other results of recent deer control activity.