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Deer control – Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Ranges District

Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Parks Victoria’s conservation management to restore and protect park habitat includes the control of introduced plant and animal species. As 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 on public land within Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve and Warramate Hills Nature Conservation Reserve.

The program, now in its sixth year, will resume the week commencing 22 April 2019. It aims to remove deer from critical areas and reduce the number of deer in the 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 will be closed during periods of control. Signs will be displayed at all official entrance points to the reserves when shooting is in progress.