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Deer control – Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Ranges District

Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Parks Victoria’s conservation management to restore and protect park habitat includes the control of introduced plant and animal species. As a part of an ongoing strategy, notice is hereby given that Parks Victoria will be conducting a controlled, safe and humane deer control operation targeting Fallow and Sambar Deer in three areas of public land within the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Ranges.

The program, now in its fifth year, will resume at the start of June 2018. It aims to remove deer from critical areas and reduce the numbers of deer in the Dandenong Ranges National Park, Yellingbo and Warramate Hills Nature Conservation Reserves.

Parks Victoria will be conducting the program in partnership with accredited and authorised volunteer members of the Australian Deer Association and the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia.

Safety is of utmost importance to Parks Victoria. The program is conducted under strict supervision following comprehensive safety procedures. The affected areas within the parks and reserves will be closed during periods of control. Signs will be displayed at all official entrance points to the park and reserves when shooting is in progress.