Game Services Tasmania – Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania
The purpose of the Tasmanian Wild Fallow Deer Management Plan is to set clear goals and management objectives for wild fallow deer in Tasmania over the next five years. In doing so, the Plan provides a summary of the current management context.
The development of a Wild Fallow Deer Management Plan follows the completion of the aerial survey component of Tasmania’s first state-wide deer census and builds on the government’s response to the 2017 Legislative Council Inquiry and Report on Wild Fallow Deer in Tasmania.
The Plan aims to ensure that the impact of wild fallow deer on agricultural production, conservation areas and forestry are balanced with maintaining deer as a traditional hunting resource. The Plan is a non-statutory policy statement regarding the goals and management objectives for wild fallow deer management in Tasmania rather than an enforceable legal instrument.