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FeralScan is a community resource to help people monitor, map and manage pest animals.

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Young fallow buck, source Giedriius

What DeerScan provides

DeerScan is a free resource for landholders, Landcare groups, community groups, local Councils, professional pest controllers and biosecurity groups. It has been designed by landholders for communities.

What to record:
  1. Sightings and evidence (e.g. photos & prints)
  2. Damage (e.g. browsing of trees)
  3. Control activities (e.g. ground shooting) 


Benefits of using DeerScan

  1. Develop a property or local area map of wild deer activity to guide control efforts,
  2. Work together with your neighbours to undertake coordinated control,
  3. Notify your local community or landholder group about wild deer activity,
  4. Send alerts to nominated people, such as neighbours or biosecurity authorities.
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Learn about how farmers, landholder groups, pest control professionals and biosecurity organisations are using and benefiting from FeralScan.

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How to identify different deer species

Fallow deer killed on motorway near Sydney (Image by A.Geddes)

Resources for deer management

Many resources are available to help you identify, monitor, or plan control of deer populations in your local area. View fact sheets, instructional videos, guides and strategies on best practice deer management. Use these resources as part of your coordinated control with your neighbours, local working groups, and biosecurity organisations.

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Support is available

If you would like some training or assistance with DeerScan, please contact one of our helpful team members.

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Anniversary - 10 Years
Banksia Sustainability Awards 2016