GLENRAC Hosts Deer Information Evening

13th Sep 2019

 

Major legislation changes by the NSW Government to remove the semi-protected status of deer will be the topic of discussion at GLENRAC’s Deer Information Evening later this month.

Under changes to the Game and Federal Animal Control Act 2002, landholders will experience an ease in game restrictions to assist them in managing the surging populations of feral deer that are damaging properties across NSW.

Minister for Agriculture, Adam Marshall praised the changes, stating: “Removing game status will give landholders more flexibility to manage deer and will bring its classification into line with other feral animals such as wild dogs, foxes, rabbits and pigs.”

A number of leading industry professionals will be on hand during the information evening to assist landholders in understanding what the changes are, and how these can be implemented effectively.

Professional Pest Controller, Ned Makim, will be discussing the simplest ways for farmers to manage deer populations, including what to look for in deer behaviour and quick and effective strategies to reduce deer numbers.

“What I hope to help landholders with is some simple strategies that they can immediately put into place to effectively reduce the impact of deer on drought affected land,” said Mr Makim.

NSW DPI Compliance Officer, Andrew McCallister, will be discussing Biosecurity legislation as well as the changes to the licensing required for wild deer management and what this means for farmers.

The evening will also include a presentation by NSW Police Rural Crime Investigator, Sergeant Gavin Berry, who will discuss the rates of rural crime in the region. Representatives from Local Land Services and trail camera resellers, Get Trapped, will be available to speak with attendees on the night.

This event is supported by The NSW Department of Industries and Landcare NSW Program: Managing Established Pest Animals and Weeds and the NSW Police Force.

Deer Information Evening. Thursday 26th September 2019, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Glen Innes & District Services Club.

For catering purposes, please RSVP to GLENRAC by 24th September by phone: 02 6732 3443, or email: eliza.james@glenrac.org.au, or drop into the GLENRAC office at 68 Church St, Glen Innes.

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