Tasmanian deer control: how the government proposes to stop their spread

Adam Holmes
Updated November 5 2021 - 8:27am, first published 4:00am
Wild fallow deer numbers have increased significantly in Tasmania over the past 35 years, prompting calls for greater efforts to control populations.
Wild fallow deer numbers have increased significantly in Tasmania over the past 35 years, prompting calls for greater efforts to control populations.

The Tasmanian Government has proposed three zones to prevent the ongoing spread of wild fallow deer into new parts of the state, but there are concerns that the plan could limit their removal from several national parks.

Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010