Wild deer are a priority pest animal in NSW, and are becoming a problem as their populations are increasing rapidly.
DeerScan is a new website (and associated app) for landholders and the community to report feral deer sightings and problems.
DeerScan can be used to map sightings, report problems or damage caused by deer, and document control actions. It can be used to inform your neighbours and local biosecurity authorities about current deer problems. By using DeerScan to record new (and historical) observations of deer in your local area, you will help to build a detailed picture of deer populations.
If you would like to gain an understanding of why wild deer are a growing problem, and the importance of control programs, take a look at NSW DPI’s feral deer information.