The Northern Rivers is on Feral Deer Alert community awareness campaign will hold a series of free community workshops to teach people how to identify and record feral deer and how to control them on their property.
The workshops will be held at:
- Tyalgum Community Hall – Friday 16 July at 9 am
- Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre – Sunday 18 July at 9 am
- The Risk Hall, The Risk – Saturday 24 July – 9 am (register by following this link)
- Scarrabelotti Shed, Fernside – Sunday 25 July – 9 am (register by following this link)
To register online for a workshop go to Feral Deer Community Workshops on Eventbrite.com.au
Feral Deer Management Officer Rachel Hughes said the Northern Rivers was one of the last areas in New South Wales where feral deer populations had not become established.
However, she said they were starting to be seen more frequently in the area.
“We’re asking our communities to help us prevent feral deer getting out of control by understanding the impacts of feral deer, learning how to identify feral deer species, and reporting all sightings of feral deer as soon as possible using Feral Scan,” she said.