Tasmanian deer hunting groups have panned a plan to reduce the state's fallow deer population to 10,000 animals.
The Bob Brown Foundation and Invasive Species Council on Wednesday presented its strategy to substantially cut wild deer in a 28-point action plan.
It proposed control methods such as ground and aerial shooting by professional pest controllers, hunters, farmers and landowners as well as trapping, exclusion fencing, baiting, and non-lethal repellents.
The Australian Deer Association said the plan was a viable strategy for Tasmania in the same way Star Wars was an accurate documentary about the 1969 moon landing.
State co-ordinator Scott Freeman said statements over future growth of the state's deer population made within the report were absurd and alarmist.
"A report released just last year put the Tasmanian fallow deer population at 53,660 with a net growth rate of just 5.4 per cent per year," Mr Freeman said.
The association said there were useful proposals for wild deer management in the report, though these were let down by ideological leanings underpinned by flawed assumptions.
"The summary is littered with hyperbolic and alarmist language, exaggerations and, in parts, just plain fanciful claims," it said.
"The document erroneously uses the term feral as a descriptor for wild deer a staggering 430 times."
Tasmanian Deer Advisory Committee chairman Andrew Winwood said it was surprising that although the Bob Brown Foundation had participated in public consultation over future deer management in Tasmania, they had broken away from collaboration and written its own report.
"Produced with limited to no consultation with the wider community, this has resulted in a narrow view on deer and deer management issues in Tasmania," Mr Winwood said.
"[Primary Industries Minister] Guy Barnett and the government have committed to the completion of a five-year wild deer plan for Tasmania that has included consultation from all interested stakeholders, not a select few to get the required result."
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